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Masque of Ninety-six 485 

World Chorus Josephine Batchelder . . 486 

Speech of "Wisdom and Knowledge" to 

Ninety-six Joanna S. Parker . . . 487 

Speech of the Spirit of Mirth to Ninety-six . . Mary McLean . . . 489 

College Chorus Martha H. Shackford . . 496 

The Ode on Truth of Aspiration to Ninety-six . Mary Hefferan . . . 498 

Class Song, '99 \ Clara W - Brown \ . . 500 

( Anna E. Wolfson > 

Oration Jessie E. Wagner ... 501 

Presentation of the Spade Betty Scott .... 502 

Reception of Spade Clara W. Brown . . . 506 

Correspondence M. Mutter .... 507 

Editorials 511 

Free Press 514 

Book Reviews 517 

Books Received 519 

Society Notes 520 

College Notes 524 

Tree Day 529 

Float -531 

Commencement Week 532 

Commencement Day , . 535 

Alumnae Notes 536 

Marriages 547 

Births 547 

Deaths 547 

Doi. xit) — June, 1896- -mo. 

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Vol. IV. WELLESLEY, JUNE, 1896. No. 9. 









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Ntxety-six S. Virginia Sherwood. 

Guardian Spirit of Ninety-six Elizabeth Starbuck Adams. 

Alma Mater Elva Ilulburd Young. 

Spirit of Knowledge Joanna Stoddard Parker. 

Spirit of Aspiration Emily Hunter Brown. 

(Part written by Mary Ileffernn.) 

Spirit of Mirth Vugusta Hunt Blanchard. 

C Written by Mary McLean. J 

Porter (examinations) Belinda Bogardus. 

College Chorus and Spirits of Friendship, Hope, and Happiness. 
World Chorus and Spirits of Love, Service, Ambition, and Pleasure. 


Ninety-six in the world looks through the gate of the " College Beautiful," and is 
attracted by the white blossoms within. She is deterred from entering by the allurements of 
the World Spirits, but finally through the influence of her Guardian Spirit is led to knock at 
the gate. The Porter admits her and ushers her into the presence of Alma Mater, who 
welcomes her and gives her in charge of Knowledge. Knowledge wearies Ninety-six, where- 
upon the Guardian Spirit brings in Mirth, who cheers her, and gives her over to Hope, Happi- 
ness, and Friendship. Aspiration now leads her back to Knowledge, whom she. reveals as 
Truth. Ninety-six is then led through the garden back to Alma Mater, who gives her the cap 
and gown, and sends her forth with the Spirits of the " College Beautiful " into the World. 


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From the world's great heart of love we come 

In a cloud of crimson light; 
'Tis the song of life we sing to thee, 

Thou child of radiance bright. 
Oh! life and love are one alway; 

Joy's messengers are we; 
Then haste away with us, we pray, 

Where true love waiteth thee, 

Where true love waiteth thee. 


In the world of love there is service sweet, 

There are burdens glad to bear: 
'Tis the song of toil we sing to thee, 

Thou child of courage rare. 
Oh! work is good through the livelong day, 

And spirits brave are we; 
Then haste away with us, we pray, 

Where service waiteth thee, 

Where service waiteth thee. 


For the strong of heart wise honor waits 

To crown the deed well done. 
We call to thee from the world of fame, 

And sing of victory won. 
Oh! time is swift, and we may not stay; 

On the wings of the wind we flee; 
Then haste away with us, we pray, 

Where glory waiteth thee, 

Where glory waiteth thee. 


There's a time to work, and a time to play, 

And a time to dance and sing: 
We are born of mirth, and we laugh alway, 

While the silver echoes ring. 
Oh! the world is fair, and blithe, and gay, 

And free from care are we ; 
Then haste away with us, we pray, 

Where pleasure waiteth thee, 

Where pleasure waiteth thee. 

Josephine Batchelder. 


Wisdom (to Alma Mater, who brings Ninety-six to her) : — 
Kindly spirit of Wellesley, guardian of maidens, I am pledged to your 
service as you are pledged to mine. In fealty I ask it, What do you require 
of me? 

{Alma Mater places Ninety-six in the care of Wisdom and Knowledge.) 

Wisdom (to Alma Mater) : — 

Ton do well and fittingly; 

Bring mystery to mystery. 

Wisdom covers with a veil 

Her own face, 

Lest men, while hastening by, should read 

In her eyes too sad and strange a tale. 

But over a maiden in whose eyes 

Is truthfulness, 

Uncovering and unafraid, 

A mystery not veiled, yet ever lies. 

{To Ninety six, tvlio here and at other times exhibits perplexity or weariness.) 

Nay, nay, I do not speak in riddles at all times. I will tell you now 
what you have come to know, and plainly withal. You have attained to the 
domain of Alma Mater, and you pause to consider your ways. Outside the 
garden is the world which you have left for this ; but the World Spirit has 
entered with you. If you will serve this spirit, then leave me. She will 
tempt you with offers of many gifts ; from me you can take but few. Yet, 
weigh this well. The gifts of the World Spirit are old with use. Mine are 
essence of youth, and they are yours to use or no one's. 

(Ninety-six appears to prefer the flowers to further conversation.) 

Be patient, Ninety-six. See them at once, then, while I tell you what 
they are. Four in all; but look at them one after the other; you can see 
them only so. 

The first you will not covet. You gain it, you know not how, in the 
long first year of new ideas. You reach for them eagerly enough, but you 
are bafiied by them, too. They fit in with each other by no means well. 
You can put them to no use. You have a lock with an ill-fitting key, and 


you wear out your soul for a while thinking you will open something and get 
farther. You do get on, but as the weeks go by you may not think so ; for 
the new ways inside the garden come to seem like the old, and the lessons 
and the people take their old places in your mind. There is a difference, 
though. Some old, dear things are gone, and the loss haunts you. Under- 
neath the rush of indifferent happenings there are pauses. You hear an 
undercurrent at odd, quiet times, — the persistent echo of a childhood song you 
have murmured to yourself many a time. 

Put away the gift, girl. It is worth noting, but there are others. Be 
discontented with old gifts, else you will never have new. 

Here is as vigorous a bud as heart could wish. The year will pass 
quickly in which you win this second gift. A brave year, and unaccountable. 
The flower is hardly open, you see, even to me. Wisdom herself hesitates to 
say whether it holds the plan of a Napoleonic campaign or the composition of 
a sonnet. There is nothing you cannot do at this time, and nothing you will 
not try. And why not? 

Have I not said that my gifts were essence of youth? There will be 
times when you will know 7 that the world is old, but know first that it is 

Be still a little longer, Ninety-six. Here is another to see. This one is 
open to the light, each single stamen plain ; the shape defined. To gain this 
third gift you will take care that nothing shall exist for you without reason. 
You make the crooked ways straight. You define shadows. You call to ac- 
count a thousand and one moods and likings ; you determine the causes of con- 
stitutions, and the reasons for the cobwebs on the grass ; you question the 
possibility of a moral Absolute and the artistic value of the winged " Nike." 
At last, the gilt is won ! You can prove beyond dispute that all your pretty 
little fancies and spontaneous ideas have faded away as the gray of oak 
leaves in the strong green of May, and that you have become that wonder 
of the earth, a rational creature ! You show then, if ever, that you are 
likely to be useful in this work-a-day world. Alma Mater is glad to see 
this. You are absorbed in accounting for the universe, and you do not un- 
dertake so enthusiastically as heretofore the regulation of her domain ; yet 
you find out that she, too, is accounting for the universe, and recognize the 
common bond. You scrutinize her, and find that you are friends. Yes, in 


more ways than one this third gift makes you convenient to the general 
order of things. 

And now, Ninety-six, you have your last flower. It is the rose of pleas- 
ant memories. You find possibilities of the garden that you have never sus- 
pected. You look into the face of Alma Mater, this time wistfully, and 
find that she understands you. You turn once more to the world outside the 
garden, but this time, Ninety-six, with a question which is not answered. 
Look into the garden again, child. You know it so much better now, you 
have a right to it. You know the very feeling of the ground under your feet 
when it throbs with life at the beginning of the year, or grows tense with 
anxiety in the careful winter. You know the dewy odors of growing grass 
at nightfall, of the pines and arbor vitce in the morning sunshine, of the 
shrubbery in meadow and marsh. You know it from all the hilltops, and 
turn back to it on your farthest rambles as a landmark. [Do you suppose 
you will always do that?] There is 

Why, the child is asleep ! Ah, well, — Wisdom before this has spoken 
to ears that hear not. 

Joanna S. Parker. 

The Spirit of Mirth (leading out dance of college spirits) : — 

Follow, follow, follow, 

Over hill, over hollow! 
Happy spirits we, and glad ; 
Naught we ken of hard nor sad ; 
Dance we ever, dance with glee, 
Life was made for jollity. 
Summer hreezes, laughing skies, 
Mists that o'er the blue waves rise, 
Nodding grasses, blossoms fair, 
Glint of sunshine everywhere, — 
List, oh, list their message gay: 
All the earth keeps holiday! 
Children of bright joy are we; 
Life was made for jollity. 
Haste, then, haste! A child of earth 
Waits to hear our song of mirth. 

Over hill, over hollow, 

Follow, spirits, follow, follow! 


(Mirth discovers Ninety-six asleep, tired out by knowledge.) 

Waken, oh, waken, fair daughter of the red, red rose ! We have 
watched your face grow sad, and your heart wax weary as our grave sister 
spirit spun her somber thread of fact before you. We wanted to run away 
long ago and rescue you, but we are very busy spirits, at the beck and call 
of every one within the "College Beautiful," and we could not come before. 
But cheer up, now that we have come, dear Rose maiden ! There is no need 
to be sad when all the world is full of mirth and sunshine. Never mind 
knowledge, — you can get along very well in this merry place without facts, 
— you need only fancy, and frolic, and fun, and we bring all three to your 
aid. Take us for your fellows, and the "College Beautiful" becomes in 
very truth a world of gladness. We will tell you many secrets, and bring 
you many playmates, old and young, high and low, but all the gay of heart. 
Even in that august body who are supposed to be the ardent worshipers of 
gray-gowned knowledge, and whose grim-visaged porter bade you enter 
here, — even there are many who wear the magic seal of the mirth spirits, 
and claim kinship with us, in spite of solemn council and academic rule. 
Indeed, our merriest comrade sits within that secret chamber ; but now we 
come from fashioning her latest plan, accomplishing her mirthful purpose 
with all our spirit-strength. And there are many of our band everywhere. 
There are the Daffodil maidens, — for you must know that only the flower 
spirits dwell herein, — ninety-seven of them, clad all in yellow gowns, with 
the spring and the sunshine in their hearts. They will be good to you, 
Ninety-six, particularly so ; it's their peculiar characteristic. They will keep 
all your secrets — better than you can yourself — even as to what kind of a 
" Legenda " you are going to publish. They will only announce that in 
class-meeting ! They wouldn't tell it for worlds ! 

They will never accuse you of any faults, Ninety-six, — not even of steal- 
ing the historic spade from the shadow of the white pine tree they call their 
own ! They never do such things ; they never make mistakes. They are 
philanthropic, too, Ninety-six. They keep the little Narcissus maids when the 
naughty Cornflowers come to trouble them. No other flower spirits ever did 
such a thing, Ninety-six, but that was all the kinder of the Daffodils : they 
really established a precedent in — athletics on the stairs in the one-thirty 


period. They like establishing precedents, these jolly Daffodils, who want 
to dance till twelve o'clock — and not with Daffodils ! 

They are very susceptible, Ninety-six. Don't refuse them too many 
things, or they may fall in love with you, and send you a beautiful great 
May-basket of their own, their very own flowers. If they should, Ninety- 
six, be sure you don't thank them for it. They are modest, very ; they will 
probably write you an official letter if you send them any thanks and disclaim 
the credit of the deed. They don't like being thanked ; it's entirely too 

Heigh-ho, Ninety-six ! I'm sure you'll like these jolly good Daffodil 
maids who wait to welcome a new flower spirit within their gates. Behold, 
at my bidding their herald comes. 

(Mirth calls out the Spirit of the Daffodils.) 

Daffodil, Daffodil, 

Hither to me ! 
Greet the Kose maiden 

Welcome her gladly, 

With heart a-thrill ! 
Child of the springtime, 

Fair Daffodil ! 

(Dance of the Daffodils, led by the Daffodil Spirit and Mirth.) 

The opirit of Mirth (turning to Ninety-six) : — 

Will you not come, Ninety-six? The Daffodils hid you welcome, the 
mirth-spirits call, and still other playfellows wait for your choosing. Another 
flower spirit, swift with laughter and fun, dwells within these gates. Gay 
and glad is she as the blue skies that stretch above her own flower-starred 
meadows. Half wise, half foolish is she, always aiming " starward," but 
always heing brought back to earth with the emphasis of necessity. She is 
the daughter of the full midsummer glory — the spirit of the Cornflower, rich 
with the bloom and the beauty that foretell the harvest to be. She is true 
friend of the mirth children ; boon comrades are we. Many a good time have 
we had together ; through many frolics have the mirth spirits piloted her, safe, 
and merry, and sound. She is noted among the maids of the College 
Beautiful for several virtues, Ninety-six, as well as much jollity. She is of 


unexceptional lung-power. She always "gets her center" when she shouts 
— usually the first-floor one ! She did it so well last year that Elocution was 
taken ofl" the list of requirements for Cornflowers. That never happened 
before, Ninety-six. She is a genuine " dig," is this pretty blue Cornflower. 
Spades are always trumps in her hand when she gives card parties on the 
campus, and she plays a winning game. Moreover, she is diplomatic. The 
conflict of sophomore reception and election night presents an emergency to 
which she alone would be equal. Take counsel of her, Ninety-six. No 
quorum — no election. Class meeting at 4.15, from which everybody is 
providentially kept away. No quorum — no election. And the right pres- 
ident receives the freshmen with eclat, and the reception is a grand success, 
though the heavens frown vengeance on the wicked genius of the naughty 
Cornflower maids. 

They are very naughty maids sometimes, Ninety-six. They bother the 
Narcissus children dreadfully, and keep their constitution out of council meet- 
ing a whole long week. Shall I tell you a secret, Ninety-six? We mirth 
spirits did the whole business, but the Cornflowers never knew it ! They 
thought they did it themselves, but they'd have been nowhere without us ! 
They got the blame, though ! Nobody ever blames us — we're only fairies, 
and haven't a moral sense. We don't indulge in a conscience ; and, between 
you and me, neither do the Cornflowers. At least nobody ever suspects 
them of it, and it never shows. 

They are modest little sprites, these gay blue Cornflowers. They have 
a novel conception of the universe. They think it has its center in a Corn- 
flower, and revolves for her especial benefit. This may be illustrated by the 
remarks casually overheard on the morning that the gift of the new T chapel 
was announced. 

I was wandering about the halls, — for the Spirit of Mirth keeps her 
own appointments as she pleases, — and I heard rejoicings on every side. 
Black-gowned seniors grasped each other by the hand, and shook hearty 
appreciation of the blessing to come ; jolly juniors shouted the good news 
lustily ; even timid freshmen lost their shyness, and shook hands publicly 
with the President on that gala day. But the Cornflowers were happiest of 
all. "Isn't it beautiful?" said one to the other. "Think of a new chapel 
for Ninety-eight's commencement ! " But oh, Ninety-six, he not dismayed ! 


The new chapel is really to be used for other purposes than that of gradua- 
ting '98 ! That was not the main article in the deed of gift. 

Truly half wise, truly half foolish — but altogether jolly and full of 
good-fellowship — are these merry sprites of blue. Very hearty will their 
welcome be, — and yonder one comes to greet you, Rose maiden, in name 
of college and class, she but waits my summons now. 

(Mirth calls out the Spirit of the Cornflowers. J 

Flower o' the corn, 

Of the summer born, 
Haste when the spirit calls. 

With greeting gay, 

Bid away, away, 
Where thy fairy footing falls. 

(Dance of the Cornflowers, led by Cornflower Spirit and Mirth. J 

The Spirit of Mirth (turning again to Ninety-six, who is much in- 
terested) : — 

Still lingering, Ninety-six? Do not hesitate. Come with us, and 
" fleet the time carelessly as they did in the golden world." Yet one more 
sprite shall bid you welcome to the joys of the College Beautiful. You 
will not resist her, I know. She is our youngest and fairest of flower 
maidens, clad in the white and green that symbolize her innocence and 
youth. She is devoted to the Daffodils, this Narcissus maid, who chose the 
spirit of that pure white flower for hers because it belonged to the same 
family as the golden-hearted spirits whom she dared adore. This devotion 
is the great safeguard of Narcissus, for it keeps her from following the old 
tradition of her family, and prevents us from losing her altogether. The 
first Narcissus, you must know, the founder of all this branch of the family, 
was most beautiful, — note family resemblance still, — but absolutely devoid 
of the feeling of love. One day, however, Fate overtook him ; and seeing 
his own image in a well, straightway he fell in love with himself, and leaning 
over to approach the loved reflection, he fell in and was drowned, — a fact 
which the family have lamented ever since ! The fear of like untimely 
accident to the present holder of the title caused great care to be taken by 
the authorities to keep the Narcissus maidens away from the lake : hence the 
unusual postponement of Float ! 


This tradition also partially accounts for the tie between the present 
Narcissus spirits and the Daffodils. It is keeping affection in the family, — a 
strong argument in favor of most things with these conservative souls. 

Speaking of Float, if you should ever chance to be absent from crew- 
practice, Ninety-six, be a little careful as to whom you ask to take your 
place. The crack members of the senior crew are obliging, but busy ; they 
may not always be able to substitute. One has already had to decline the 
privilege of rowing on scrub-crew No. 3. Better be wise, Ninety-six. 
The Narcissus maids are a bit forgetful at times, but their intentions to 
be good to the seniors nobody ever doubts. 

You will have much in common with these little white maids, Ninety- 
six. They, too, are somewhat new to the joys of college life ; it has not 
yet lost its freshness for them. And having done all the proper things so 
recently themselves, they will be able to help you greatly, Ninety-six, 
when once you, too, have thrown care to the winds and taken upon you 
the sign and the seal of mirth. But yet you must not follow too closely in 
their ways, Ninety-six, or you will make mistakes. For instance, it will 
be well for you to remember that the first row of seats in the Faculty 
Gallery is not reserved for the freshmen on Flower Sunday. The Faculty 
usually come to chapel themselves the first Sunday of the year. 

It will also be well for you to think about organizing before the end of 
the winter term, Ninety-six. It hurries you so about Tree Day ; and, 
really, the examinations do close before March when we have them on 
Monday ! And by the way, Ninety-six, — though it's great fun, and nobody 
likes fun better than we do, — a word in your ear. The usual time for class 
meetings is not the one-thirty period ; and the usual place is not the corridors 
and stairs. The class in Philosophy IX. nearly lost the functions of its 
understanding the day the Narcissus spirits met the Cornflowers, and came 
the tug of war. 

Also, Ninety-six, you might jot down in your list of things to be re- 
membered that the laundry is not on the Third Floor Center, although the 
present style of collars and cuffs do strongly resemble the mathematical 
emblems which grace the cases along its walls. No one would suspect you 
of thinking so, Ninety-six, but there are some people who are not fami- 
liar with mathematical emblems : evidently the mathematics cards are not 
yet out. 


But you cannot go wrong, Ninety-six, if you follow the example of the 
Narcissus spirits in the ordinary courtesies of college society. Be sure to 
have your class president congratulate the members of the Faculty on their 
good luck in getting into Stone Hall. That is one of the first duties of the 
office. It should be done on the night of the sophomore reception, just as 
the member of the Faculty is about to leave. 

Don't fail, also, Ninety-six, to hold your Tree Day committee meetings 
directly outside the rooms of your sophomore friends who like fresh air, and 
keep their transoms open. That is a time-honored custom, and one you must 
be sure to keep up. The rotunda of the boathouse is also a desirable place. 
The echo is of great use in spreading abroad your business. It is almost 
as good as the New York Tribune and the Boston Transcript, Ninety-six, — 
and the Narcissus maids advertise in them, and can recommend them for 
accuracy and detail. 

And, Ninety-six, if you should ever need to plant a new class tree, be 
sure to have it carefully labelled. It is customary to leave the tag on for 
some forty-eight hours, for the convenience of all members of the College 
who may be interested. Be sure to have it plain, Ninety-six. We read one 
once that was very clear indeed. It said : "Ninety-nine! Horse chestnut 
tree ! " 

So, many kindred spirits await you, Ninety-six, and many good times 
open out before you, if you will but come. Time Avas when a maid still 
younger than Narcissus dwelt within the gate, but the personal equation 
was too much for her, and she vanished to the zero point. The fifth 
years always did make a good study in infinitesimals. 

And one older, graver, staider spirit dwells herein. She has been here 
so long, however, that she has lost her youthful merry-making faculties, and 
refuses to dance and sing with the bonnie flower maids of the younger gen- 
eration. It takes a very " special" occasion to bring her into prominence at 
all ; even Ninety-six's Tree Day does not lure her to trip it on the light fan- 
tastic toe. But you will find her specially nice, all the same, Ninety-six, 
when you need a special service done or a special favor rendered. 

But there, '96 ! I have kept you waiting too long for your blithe Nar- 
cissus welcome. Heed it well, Ninety-six, — heed it well, — and join hands 
and hearts with us all. 


( Mirth calls out the spirit of Narcissus.) 

Come, O Narcissus, spirit of light, 

On the wings of the summer wind, 
Steadfast and sure through a world so bright, 

Leaving all care behind. 
With a welcome glad to the maiden speed — 

She lingers with wistful feet; 
Tell her joy waits her hour of need, 

And life is wide and sweet. 

f Dance of the Narcissi, led by Na7-cissus-Spirit and Mirth.] 

(The Mirth Spirit leads away the chorus in a dance — calling to Ninety-six, who half follows, half falters 

as they go): — 

Follow, follow, follow, 

Over hill, over hollow ; 
Gentle maiden, hither come, 
Make with us your happy home ; 
Dance with us, and sing with glee, 
Life was made for jollity. 
Summer breezes, laughing skies, 
Mists that o'er the blue waves rise, 
Nodding grasses, blossoms fair, 
Glint of sunshine everywhere, — 
List, oh! list their message gay: 
All the earth keeps holiday! 
Come with us, and merry be; 
Life was made for jollity. 
Hope and Happiness await 
Her who enters at our gate ; 
Friendship lingers at her side, 
Blessing fares, whate'er betide. 
Haste, then, haste, O child of earth! 
Tune your heart to song of mirth. 

Over hill, over hollow, 

Follow, maiden, follow, follow! 

Mary McLean. 



Strength ever increasing 
And trust never ceasing, 
Continual cheer, 
True hope is here; 


Chorus . 

Chorus . 


Hope quick to discern 
The grace that hovers 
Around present pain. 
Come join in our living 
And trustfulness gain. 

The dreams of youth 
To life invite us, 
To work incite us, 
Hope alway. 
The joys of spring 
And summer flowers 
Make Nature ours, 
Would they stay. 
Her dreams of youth 
To life invite us, 
To work incite us, 
Hope alway; 
The dreams incite us 
Hope alway. 


O'er Waban's blue shining, 

On pleasure designing, 

We glide without care ; 

For all life is fair 

'Mong woods and green grasses. 

Where health ever passes 

We rest at our ease, 

And always we're finding 

New pleasures to seize. 


To friendship abiding 
Our lives are all tiding 
In our college home, 
Or wherever we roam. 
We know the deep pleasure, 
The faith without measure 
In some kindred mind, 
Some heart that is willing 
And quick to be kind. 

Martha H. Siiackford. 



Thou kneelest to me at last! Thou know'st me thine, 
The endless searcher I, who kept 

Thy hand in mine 
When first the far-off echo crept 
Of knowledge, happiness, and life divine 
Upon thine ear; and thou, with half-harked soul, 

To that inspiring strain 

Did' st turn, and fain 
Would' st enter here, thou too, and reach the rumored goal. 

What heart hopes followed thee ! 
What spirits called to thee! 

The merry world behind 
Enticed thee, lingering, weary with thy part, 

And, singing, bade thee find 
How glad would be, and beautiful at heart, 
Ambition, love, world-services of thine. 
But thou unsatisfied 
Did'st linger at my side, 
With half-reluctant fingers touched on mine. 

And then thou asked no promise but to know. 
We led thee unto Knowledge, whose wisdom deep 
Propounded unto thee, seemed hard to keep 

Thy restless heart. 
But now within thine eyes 
Not Knowledge only, Truth, the question lies; 
To thee, white soul, these, then, I show 
That thou may'st see, and choose the better part. 

One, a witless seeker after Truth, 
A stumbler in the dark, his fellows clashing, 
A soul strives on, forsooth, 

With eager eyes, and outstretched hand, and dashing 
The barriers away, he grasps the radiant star 
Whose light he sees above him shining far. 
He seizes fast, and lo! 
The white star's heavenly glow 
Is fading, dwindles out within his clasp; 
The Truth of yesterday is false today, 
With bitter thought from bitter heart he cries, 
Crushing his worthless star within his grasp 

Hurls, and away 
In old unrest beneath the starlit skies. 


And dost thou understand? 
It is not that there is no Truth ; even so 

The Truth it is reveals 

What Falsity conceals. 
The star but proves a glowworm in his hand, 
Beyond and yet beyond, eternal glow 
Illimitable truths; and this, the strife 
Of grief, and mist, and darkness, this is Life. 
Tea, this is Life, and yet, — this is not all. 

For one seeks farther, looking back to gaze. 

All old, old thoughts 
The old world heard, and kept as heritage, 
Recording through the cycles what Life wrought. 
Thus learned he Life's expression word and word, 
And read the struggling dreams, the things that stirred 
The new unreasoning mind 
To wonder undefined, 
That made men see, and think, and theorize. 
And when he understood, and traced it out, 
One answer to the old wide-questioning eyes, — 
To-day's philosophy, to-morrow's doubt! 

This bit is truth, and yet 

What finger canst thou set 
Alone, upon the final Thought of all? 
This, too, is Life, and yet it is not all, not all. 

One strives again, and brings 

Upon the hearts of things, 
Upon the depths of death and life, his touch. 

In what he sees and hears 

Lies the epitome of years. 
The world repeats, new holds of old, thus much, 
Clear light of mind reveals a mystery, 
And Truth is Nature's self-consistency. 

( Aspiration forgets Ninety-six; pulls a rose to pieces in her hands.) 
I feel, I feel the pulses throbbing deep 
Grow stronger here in life, weak there to seem 
As lost, yet never quite. My power doth leap 
To meet each unsolved problem fresh. Touch here 
And I can curb Life's current, turn the stream, 
Or stain it thus. (I cannot make it white!) 
My finger there, 'tis death. Cool, firm, the hand 
Upon the knife, and hid relations clear 
Of part and part shall be revealed aright — 
Like of this rose — and yet, and yet 
All this is truth, — thine eyes are wet? 
And for the rose? 


We have not found thy secret out, 

White rose. 
Looking in thy heart to seek it out, 

Sweet rose, 
We have only bruised and hurt thee, 
A thought to spend, and then — desert thee; 
Life we cannot give back to thee, 

White rose. 

I cease; and hast thou understood? 
Ah, white soul, know thou well this one first truth, 
That Knowledge cannot compass nor endure, 
That certainty conceals, none can be sure, 
Yet in each one soul's limit the thread of Truth 
Runs evermore, and links the good to good. 
Scan close what then thou hast of Knowledge won 
Within the light of Truth. Search deep thine own 
True ideal self, and in that self alone 
Work out thy life's activity, and in the world 
Where now thou goest know it all is part. 
The world exists for thee; build thou thy world 
According to the best thou canst discern, 
Then shalt thou ever live, forever turn, 
My star set close above, my lamp before thee, 
To greet the new experience joyfully, 
Till, all complete, the gray veil drawn away, 
In the clear light of heaven and thine own heart 
Truth stands revealed alway. 

Mary Hefferan. 


Come, Ninety-nine, and singing, 

Set all the echoes ringing 

In praise of her we love so true ! 

Steadfast, our Alma Mater, 

Shall be thy loyal daughter, 

Faithful to Wellesley and the blue ! 

Long hours of work and pleasure, 

Life filled to fullest measure, 

All these and more we owe to thee; 

Brightly thy mem'ry ever, 

We can forget, no never, 

Our Alma Mater, our Wellesley. 



Chorus : 

Wellesley forever, 

Long may she live! 

Loyal devotion to her we give. 

Thro' summer's green and winter's white, 

Ninety-nine shall be steadfast to dear Wellesley. 

At dawn or eventide, 
Throughout the stillness wide, 
Or when the wakened day doth call, 
Steadfast, our Alma Mater, 
Shall be thy loyal daughter, — 
Steadfast and faithful through all. 
When, the dear service ended, 
Memories softly blended, 
Bring back this happy, golden day, 
Wilt thou, too, grant us dreaming 
Thy love in truth and seeming, 
Thy tender care o'er us alway. 

Clara W. Brown. 
Anxa E. Wolfson. 


Hail friends ! A happy day to you ! May our band of holiday- 
makers rest and chat with you awhile? 

How delightful to be merry-making at last on this our Tree Day ! And 
we have earned our rest, for hard has been our labor. On entering these 
gates last fall, we were each set to measuring off our red tape, with which 
we were bound down to hard grinding until February ; then, feebly strug- 
gling, we were thrust into the "gently smiling jaws " of Wellesley Midyear 
Examinations. Since emerging therefrom we have sat in a reckless spirit of 
relaxation through these too-enticing spring days, anxiously discussing class 
officers, class emblems, and class plans. 

But now cares are vanquished, and the day is ours. Permit us to im- 
prove the opportunity by introducing ourselves. Perhaps some of you have 
been thinking for several weeks that you knew us; but did you? Our dis- 
guise of to-day is not without significance. Merry-makers, you know, are 
always enthusiastic, but '99 earned that name soon after her class elections, 


when one of the august Faculty described her as "the most enthusiastic for 
good and bad of all the classes Wellesley has known." On hearing this 
remark a friendly senior wonderingly inquired, "But where does the bad 
come in?" We make a deep bow to the Class of '96. In times past, '97 
has proved a faithful ally, so probably she too considers us guileless. Our 
small sister '98, however, may not think the bad so non-apparent. She 
doubtless remembers how enthusiastically we dissuaded her from climbing 
" starward," by means of the gymnasium fire escape. 

But let bygones be bygones ! Realizing that we are somewhat impet- 
uous, our tree we have chosen for its enduring qualities. Some of you may 
call this tree a "horse-chestnut"; others may even stigmatize it as a "buck- 
eye" ; but among the classic ranks of '99 it passes as the "^Esculus Hippo- 
castanum." Our banner floats green and white — not the most enthusiastic 
shade of green, but Nile green ; these two colors which, when placed side by 
side, convey, without the need of words, the idea of a pure and hopeful pur- 
pose. As the flower best fitted to aid us in this purpose, we adopt the 
narcissus, that dear flower which by its own white and green keeps our ideal 
constantly before us, while its tiny face ever bends to whisper words of en- 
couragement. Lastly, in order that we may ceaselessly battle against our 
impulsive propensities, upon our hearts we have bound the watchword 
" Steadfast" — which, as we interpret, means steadfast in "being your ain 
sel'," steadfast in "letting the deed shaw," steadfast in working "starward." 

Jessie E. Wagner. 


'Tis with feelings of sorrowful surprise, '99, that we greet you to-day. 
Roused from our work by your uproar, we have left our quiet scenes of domes- 
tic labor and hastened to this spot to investigate the cause of your commotion. 
Short as is the time we can spare you from our duties, we feel that it will 
not be misspent if we take this last chance to arouse you to a realization of 
your position and a true sense of your duties and responsibilities. We have 
taken such a sisterly interest in }'ou, '99, we looked forward to your coming 
with a pleasure which was almost too great to express when we welcomed 
you last fall ; and to have the first expressions of our hospitality at our recep- 


tion, a few modest hangings, so appreciated as to be carried oft* bodily by you, 
confirmed our hope that our friendship and example ( ?) would be a pleasure 
as well as a benefit to you. And at first we were not disappointed. All we saw 
and heard of you increased our first self-formed opinion of you, and we 
were glad and proud to have such a class take up the unspotted freshman 
mantle we had left it. But as time passed on, the droop of the mantle 
showed a stunted growth beneath ; it dragged, and in sweeping along first floor 
corridors and up stairways, soon bore on its hem traces of duty deferred — 
work undone. The cause was a mystery. But the most satisfactory ap- 
proach to a solution lay in the fact that in one little half hour in the chapel 
you were praised and encouraged. So we heard. So were we. 'Tis a 
way the mighty have. They cannot afford to discriminate, but in one's 
youth and innocence such encouragement may mean a great deal and in the 
wrong way ; for from your own account of this important President's ap- 
pointment, it has been too painfully obvious that you have acted on the 
supposed intimation that you had worked enough for one year — your first 
attempts being so superior. 'Tis this we deplore, '99, that after a year spent 
amid such beneficial influences, so permeated with inspiration, nay, instiga- 
tion to labor, you should appear at its end as wrapt up in your play as you 
were at the beginning. 'Tis not the spirit we would object to. In its time 
and place we would honor it. In the beginning we tacitly understood and 
excused your need of relaxation in these forms, after such a violent sunder- 
ing of nursery ties ; but that a year of social and intellectual intercourse with 
maturer minds should present no higher, nobler field for the exercise of 
your exceptional energy, is a subject we will leave to your own counsel. 
Let us hope it may never reach the academic. But of this anon. Our 
present moments are all too few to admit of sufficient emphasis on the one 
fact of which we bear witness. Your interest and attention, '99, not drift- 
ing naturally toward the inspection of the bulletin boards, you doubtless 
have not noticed that lists in one department with reference to new courses 
for next year have not been published this spring. Owing to the scarcity 
of applicants to the courses already offered, in the grade of work done dur- 
ing the past year, the department will close. We do not feel it necessary 
to point out to you in what way you have been responsible in this action. 
Your lack of domesticity has been lamentable, but collegiate. We know, 


too, that you contain among- your numbers the college beauty, the cham- 
pion pugilist, and the new woman — none of whom as leading influences 
resort joyously to the public use of such implements as these; but that we 
will not dwell upon. 

The voice of your own conscience has been emphasized too often by your 
yellow mails. Too many of you, sad-eyed and dejected, have been seen 
frequenting the headquarters of the department. Whether your lack of 
success has been due to lack of effort or ability we do not pretend to say. 
We have felt that, taking the course ourselves, we might have helped you. 
But now that the opportunity has passed, we can only point hopefully to the 
future, for we have the greatest faith, '99, in the redirection of the con- 
centrated energy that can perform half an hour's work in Ave minutes, and 
for the mental ability that can map out and carry through the work of a week 
in one day. So forget the past and this blot on your 'scutcheon. Give back 
your brooms and your dusters which you have used mostly for hoopsticks 
and drumsticks, '99, and plan your work for next year in different lines, with 
an earnestness born of attention to our few bits of advice. We know that 
most of you will pursue your studies in Mathematics with increased ardor, 
and we have hopes that you will show the same enthusiasm in your study of 
Bible II. : ability for the original work you have done in this line is not a 
thing to be lightly overlooked. Go on with your study of Christianity, — 
"that sort of fad which was popular at one time," or of "the irrational 
monotheists " who were "the teachers of humanity," or of the " Arabs whose 
ceaselessness caused them to be uneasy at home." But as one of you wisely 
remarked, "Where there is monotony there is religion." So the Bible 
department may not appeal to you. If not, do as one of your ancient peoples 
did, "who, finding no beauty in the natural surroundings, improved their 
minds and became philosophers." But don't work so hard as to neglect your 
sports. A freshman class that has defeated '97 in basket ball, and that has a 
crew of some thirty odd members, has a reputation to live up to. But learn 
before Float, '99, in which end of the boat the coxswain sits. Not that we 
would object to your varying the monotony then, as in previous times, by 
putting her in the wrong end, but to our admiring Yale and Harvard friends 
we fear it would be a trifle disconcerting. In your attempts to govern your- 
selves, '99, we feel that experience will be better than advice. Our first 


efforts to be of any assistance to yon in the Constitutional line Ave re met so 
genially, Avith the aid of your Reception Committee upon the stairs, that we 
doubted the wisdom of turning subsequent meetings into such social gather- 
ings, so have left you to yourselves. So that the need of protection which 
you so earnestly sought from headquarters was hardly necessaiy, and the 
information that our interest and aid in your welfare Avas to be discontinued 
was a blow to our philanthropic nature from which we have not yet recovered. 
Believe us when Ave say that our motives were the best, and do not in future 
feel it necessary to adjourn to the village to escape our kindly eye. Continue 
to have your ballots and the minutes of your meetings at our disposal, and we 
will not ask to attend in person, though the invitations to do so from your 
factotums have been enticingly urgent. 

In preparing for future Tree Days, '99, do not ask the advice, of all the 
other classes as to costume. You must remember that though they are glad 
to know these little matters, they have enough to do in attending to their 
OAvn. And such data as your class symbols are supposed to be kept a se- 
cret ; whereas your colors, so freshly symbolical of your young natures, 
could hardly have been a surprise after you had borne them so openly all 
the year. In the choice of your flower you have shown great discernment. 
We fear it is highly probable that you, too, Avould faint away at the sight 
of a true reflection of your own image. Hence, the kindly lack of portrayal 
of many prominent features of your physiognomy on this occasion. 

The appearance of your tree, '99, in a one-horse cart, its label fluttering 
in the breeze, and its subsequent erection in its lowly and sequestered nook, 
need not be dAvelt upon — it is a chestnut. Our only regret, '99, shared by 
the College as a Avhole, is that after the care which has been taken all these 
years in the selection of only the finest trees of every kind to beautify the 
grounds, you should have added to the collection your little one-horse 
chestnut. But in its growth and development Ave have the same hope which 
we have for the class which chose it. Entering upon your course, '99, at 
such a time, with a playhouse to cheer the moments of leisure which hereto- 
fore have been devoted to the use of the brush and broom, with a Gothic 
cathedral to dignify your exit, protected and chaperoned when possible 
by her who ever espouses the cause of the helpless and ignorant, with '96 to 
teach you division of labor, '97 to guide you through the mazes of elections, 


and '98 to show you how to study, — what more do you want? Only this 
talisman, which brought success. It has grown blunt by long use in our 
service ; see that it does not grow rusty in yours. So come up and take it, 
'99 ; it is better that you should rise tlian that we should stoop, and here is 
our hand with it, always ready to help you to " hitch your wagon to a star," 
and keep it there. 

Betty Scott. 


Good advice, they say, is always in season except on a holiday ; but 
'98 evidently thinks it is especially seasonable on a holiday. I wonder if 
this indicates that her greatest pleasure consists in giving advice? But how- 
ever it is, we appreciate to the fullest her kind intentions toward us. For 
her kindness throughout the past year, and for this spade with all its asso- 
ciations, — its connotative force, so to speak, — we thank her most heartily. 

Now, who but a sophomore would expect a poor little freshman, after 
a hard year's work, — for we have worked, oh ! so hard, — to be sober and 
sedate on her first Tree Day? Ninety-eight is like a certain small boy who 
was much interested in the intellectual development of his baby sister. One 
day he said, " Mamma, isn't it about time for little sister to talk?" 

"Yes; she will begin soon." 

"Well, little sister, say bookcase." 

That is the one failing of '98, otherwise faultless; she wants us to say 
"bookcase" the very first thing. 

But if history does not lie, she herself was not always the sober, indus- 
trious creature of to-day. Who hasn't heard of a certain famous game of 
cards played in her freshman days? Of course it was a straight game ; but 
what is the meaning of this ace of spades which she has concealed in her 
sleeve ever since ? 

Yes, perhaps we do like to play ; but when we work, we work with a 
will. Zum JBeispiel, we worked very hard on our constitution. We labored 
under difficulties, pressing difficulties. Ninety-eight, pausing for an instant 
in her intellectual labors, kindly but firmly invited herself to assist at the 
impressive ceremony of electing a committee. We as kindly, but as firmly, 


declined with thanks. Ninety-eight yielded to our superior arguments, but 
only after several of her members, occupying reserved seats on the fire 
escapes, were forced to succumb to very strong appeals to their un- 

Base slanderers have dared to insinuate that '98 was impelled by selfish 
motives; that her great interest was due to the fact that she was expecting 
to remodel her own constitution after ours — as she afterwards did. But she 
must have found that little bill of ten-fifty a rather steep price to pay for a 
few suggestions on the Australian ballot system. 

Ninety-eight's industry, we must all confess, is surpassed by her un- 
selfishness. That pride of her heart, the best crew on the lake, must find it 
hard work pulling their boat around, especially when the freshmen are en- 
joying one so much better. But then, you know, '98 loves to work. 

Genuine worth is always associated with modesty. What class but '98, 
excelling as she does in the class room and on the athletic field, would have 
dared to designate the heavens themselves as her destination ? Starward ! 
There shines the real genius, the true modesty of our elder sister. We can- 
not imitate her ; we can but admire from afar off. And as we see her rising 
higher, higher in her glorious career, while we strive to be "steadfast" to 
our own humbler ideals, we can express our wonder and awe only by those 
sublime words of the poet, — 

"Twinkle, twinkle, little star, 
How I wonder what you are! " 


Clara W. Brown. 


Among the many interesting features of Gottingen, aside from its uni- 
versity life, is one which, to the uninitiated, is generally an object of ex- 
treme irritation until, by the help of his humor, he gradually succeeds in 
getting a good deal of fun out of it — I mean the character of business trans- 
action in Gottingen. There are quite a number of experiences with the 
tradesmen here which, after time has taken the sting out of them, are 
pleasant to be remembered ; let me tell you just a few of them. 


A lady orders stockings to be made at the principal hosiery store here, 
and, since she is very particular and wants them to fit exactly, she leaves 
a sample stocking behind. When she gets them they prove to be two inches 
too short in the foot, and about that much too wide. She takes them back 
in wrath to the manufacturer, and reproves him accordingly ; but he informs 
her that, since the inches lacking in the length of the foot are added to its 
width, everything is " allright." 

Another lady buys union suits at the same place, and when, after trying 
them on, she finds out that the arms are too long, she sends them back to 
have ten inches taken off Result : Same length of arms, with legs ten 
inches shorter. 

A student of mathematics takes his notebook which contains marginal 
notes from the hand of Professor Klein to the bookbinder, and charges him 
not to cut off one scrap from the leaves. The man nods assent, waves his 
hand with an assuring jawohl, jawohl ; but after some days the student gets 
his book with the edges neatly trimmed, and many of the marginal notes cut 
off. " Why on earth couldn't you do what I told you to," the exasperated 
youth shouts at the stolid master bookbinder. "Because," the man 
answers in quite a paternal tone of voice, " the book didn't look well enough 
with those pages overlapping; you wouldn't have liked it yourself." It is 
probable that henceforth the man will be less sure about the likes and dis- 
likes of his customers, for the student made him search through all the cut- 
tings in his workshop until he found the valuable strips, which with great 
trouble he had to paste on to his neatly trimmed pages. 

You order a dress at your dressmaker's, giving her an exact description 
of the way in which you want your gown made, and, moreover, draw the 
costume for her (on paper). When you go to her for your first fitting, you 
again impress it on her mind that you want a very high collar, that you wish 
to have your skirt six yards wide, etc. But after taking all this trouble, 
you may be sure that when the dress is finished, the collar will be extremely 
low and the skirt but four yards wide. " You couldn't have worn the dress 
the way you wanted it," the dressmaker sa} r s ; " nobody in Gottingen wears 
a dress like that." The way in which milliners, dressmakers, dry-goods 
merchants, try to reform your taste, is, on happy days, wonderfully 
amusing. They show you the clumsiest, ugliest things ; you express your 


dislike of them, but they assure you that they are all very geschmackvoll, 
hbchst fein, elegant, chic, etc., — terms which you find printed in their shop- 
windows, too, attached to hats, dresses, coats, and shoes. 

Washington's birthday is to be celebrated with lemonade, sandwiches and 
ice cream, and the latter ordered to be delivered at six o'clock. It is eight, 
and you still wait for the cream. You send messengers to give the confec- 
tioner "particular hell," but your cream does not arrive until the clock 
strikes nine. Remonstrating with the Herr Conditor, the next day, he 
gives you the valuable information that at Gottingen parties cream never 
is served earlier than nine. 

More harmless idiosyncrasies of my heroes may be illustrated by the 
following little experiences that read like anecdotes : — 

The Bach passion music is to be performed, and I go into the one music 
store here to get a "Partitur"; i. e., a score. " Partitur?" the man attend 
ing on me asks. " We haven't that, but you might take a Klavierauszug (z. e., 
an arrangement for the piano) instead." " Well, give me one, then." "We 
haven't that either," the man answers, with a bland smile. 

A young American who feels the evil consequences of sedentary life 
wants to buy a pair of Indian clubs, for exercise in his room. Since he does 
not find any in the stores he orders a pair at the turner's. He has great 
difficult}' in making the master turner understand what he wants, but finally 
succeeds in sending an electric thrill of understanding through the man's 
brains; his face lights up, and he joyfully exclaims, "Ah, sir, I know now 
what you want — it's tomahawks !" 

Somebody is anxious to get a birthday present at the jeweler's as speed- 
ily as possible. He finds the shop door locked, and a sign written on it, 
"Shall be back in five minutes." After ten minutes have elapsed, and the 
owner of the store has not put in his appearance yet, the customer writes on 
the sign, " /shall never be back !" 

A whole series of amusing stories might be told about a woman, a born 
Giittingian, who supplies a privileged class of her fellow-citizens with vege- 
tables, eggs, and occasionally with the latest town gossip. She keeps a nice 
store, a very curiosity shop, in the town ; and on market days holds the 
most prominent place on the Marktplatz. She is a woman of character, has 
strong likes and dislikes, attaching herself with a mediaeval loyalty to those 


of her customers who never fall victims to tempting vegetables of other 
market dames, but scorn the butterfly natures who will go purchasing 
from one human market flower to the other. She does not at once drop 
the customers whom she has once or twice seen swerving from the path 
of her vegetable baskets, but only treats them with solemn seriousness, 
never greeting the infidel with her bland, broad, wet smile, her whole thick- 
set, stout, l'ed personality being one large fat reproof. Woe to the person, 
however, who continues in the way of wickedness ; he must expect sooner 
or later to be told in accents sharp and clear that Frau D.'s vegetables are 
not for the likes of him; that henceforth he must buy his greens from where 
he got them of late. So great is the awe which Frau D. inspires that even 
Americans feel it. A college graduate, for instance, who is keeping house 
at G., is so frightened at the mere thought of Frau D.'s stern face that, if 
she has wicked longings in regard to greens, she will make a laborious circuit 
to avoid being seen standing at the baskets of other market women. About 
closing her store Frau D. is more independent even than the jeweler. You 
never, for instance, can get her to sell you anything between one and three 
o'clock at noon, because at that time she nurtures sleep and digestion ; nor 
will she attend to customers after sunset, for burning a lamp is against her 

These sketches, drawn from life, may suffice for the picture I wanted to 
give you of Gottingen trading habits. Do not imagine that this is all of it; 
there are quite a number of tradesmen even at Gottingen who are not 
possessed of any of these delightfully annoying peculiarities, who serve you 
as promptly and exactly as a well-regulated machine would ; but their place, 
of course, is not in "literature." 

M. Mt ; LLEK. 



Most questions of any interest to people generally, have two sides ; a 
fact which it does no harm to point out even to the most vigorous striver for 
breadth of mind. So we humbly ask permission for a word on the "other" 
side of the discussion about the social life at Wellesley. There has been 
much said about the play which is to prevent the working Jack from becom- 
ing a dull boy, — and rightly, too. But there is another old saying which 
has grown out of truth just as truly as this one, and which can also tind 
room for application among us at Wellesley : " A place tor everything and 
everything in its place," is an old, though perhaps not a loved, friend to 
most of us. We come to college for four short years, all too short, it 
seems, from the standpoint of this parting season. And we come for what? 
Surely the intellectual training stands first and foremost on the list. If we 
want other things to take pre-eminence, there are other places open to us 
where they would rightfully do so. But here we come to work, — to lay 
foundations so strong and substantial that we can build upon them all the 
rest of our lives. And we work under influences of which we may never 
again be able to avail ourselves. We look or ought to look for results 
which only earnestness of purpose, steadfastness of aim, concentration of 
energy, can bring about. 

Has there not crept in among us a tendency to overlook this serious 
side of college life, to emphasize, only in reaction, it may be, the other 
extreme? Of course we all want to keep young and lighthearted, "to be 
our ain selves," and get all the brightness possible out of life as we go. But 
there are ways and ways of doing that, and it becomes a question whether 
the best way here is not as different from that elsewhere, as the environment 
is different from that in other places. 

For three years, seven months and a half, or even eight months, we do 
not mind Avorking. We may grumble here and there, but on the whole we 
would rather earn our diplomas with the sweat of our brows than without. 


But there comes a time in one's college course when the grind of academic 
work seems a heavy burden of petty stuff needlessly imposed. This time is 
the spring of the senior year. In the preceding three years and a half, what 
must he to anyone who knows them the two most precious gifts of Wellesley 
to her students have become ours: a sympathetic relationship with our out- 
door world — none the less helpful because so few of us can express it — and 
deep friendships with fellow-students. We do not wish to undervalue 
academic work. Our training school has been of inestimable benefit in many 
ways. But, after all, we have devoted more time to books than to anything 
else, and if we have not yet learned to study, we cannot learn in the last term 
of the senior year. And at this time other things than study are uppermost. 
The sense of parting is already strong upon us, — parting from the college life, 
from the grounds, from the girls, — and we want a little breathing time here in 
the old environment ; to see a little deeper in the meaning of college ; to drink 
deeper of the strong, sweet cordial of our out-of-doors ; to live in moi'e con- 
stant fellowship with those who have shared and bettered what was best in 
our college lives. This is the time, of all the course, when we could best 
appreciate all that is good in college. The sense of the end has quickened 
realization. We could live months in those last few weeks. They could do 
something towards rounding off, so to speak, our college years, and the 
memory of their richness would bind us in after years to Alma Mater as only 
heart ties can bind. If the loyalty of her students be, as we think, a college's 
best capital, Alma Mater would do well to invest in the joy of living for her 
seniors. A little leisure would buy it for them. 

Instead of this, in years past, especially this year, what has been the 
case? At the time when the student about to leave Wellesley would be 
most keenly sensitive to all that had made college worth while, she has 
been tasked for brain work until she was half exhausted, and could chiefly 
long only for rest. For grounds and friends she has had only moments 
snatched from work. Or if she has rebelled against the routine that would 
absorb her, and lived with friends and grounds in spite of it, she has either 
slighted papers or worked all night. And who can blame her? The Aca- 
demic Council may say it is the girl's own fault ; that they do not require 


of her more than she has hitherto carried ; and that if she would work at the 
proper time, she could be good for something at Commencement. But love 
is stronger than reason, and experience has shown that the girl will insist, 
out of her perverseness, in seeing more of her friends than hitherto, and the 
extra time, since none is spared from her studies, must be taken from her 

Men may be able to live all day and work half the night, and still be 
good for something other than a sanatorium. But girls cannot. It surely is 
no credit to Alma Mater to send out as results of her system, students 
as "frazzled" and as heavily ringed under the eyes as our seniors some- 
times are. An exhausted woman is only half a woman. Might not a loss 
of rigidity in the last term's work be a gain to the College, if so the girl 
were helped? 


Those who know all about the Barn Swallows, or care nothing about the 
matter, may skip to the next editorial. Let those who are interested, but 
scantily informed, read. The Barn Swallows is the name of our new club, 
to which every member of the College may belong who pays the annual fee 
of one dollar and signs the constitution. The object of the club is purely 
social : to give the girls a better chance to know each other socially, and to 
give everybody a chance to have a good time once a fortnight, without 
having to work hard for it. The officers of the club are a president, from 
the seniors ; vice president, from the juniors ; secretary, from the sopho- 
mores ; a treasurer and a custodian from the members at large. These 
officers constitute an executive committee, who appoint the committees who 
furnish the fortnightly entertainments. The committee is new each time, 
and is appointed a month in advance. It is composed of two members from 
each class, and one member from the Faculty, post-graduates, or specials. 
No girl can serve on a committee more than once in two years. The en- 
tertainments can be anything the committees choose to decide upon : dances, 
charades, soap-bubble parties, living pictures, plays, musicales, pantomimes, 

We only organized in June, but already one hundred and eighty-eight 
students and three of the Faculty have joined, and a great many others will 


join in (he fall who could not come at the office hours held this month for 
signing. A good many Ninety-sixes joined for the privilege of being charter 
members. The committees for the first two entertainments have been ap- 
pointed, and a plan prepared by which all the freshmen and first-year 
specials shall be invited to the first meeting of the club, and shall realize 
how badly they want to join it. Former students visiting at the College 
will be always welcome at the club. 

Through a note in a recent number of the Magazine, request was made 
for the name and address of the president and the secretary of each of the 
various Wellesley Clubs and Associations, that these might he inserted in the 
Calendar for 1896-97. At present writing but three responses have heen 
received. Will the secretaries of these organizations be so good as to send 
the desired information at once to Miss Mary Caswell, Wellesley College, 
unless they have already done so ? 

Beginning with October, 1896, the price of the Wellesley Magazine 
will be $1.50 a year, instead of $2.00, as heretofore. The price of single 
copies will be 20 cents. 



A visit to Wellesley does indeed reveal many changes in the outdoor 
world, but it is a sad mistake to class all these changes as had. It seems 
fitting the good side of some of them should be presented to the alunmaj 
who have not had the pleasure of a recent visit to their Alma Mater. 
Any one who has shivered and then burned with malaria will not moan 
because the underbrush has been cut down in the swamp near the ice house. 
Let one suffer from this disease each year, and one realizes that health must 
be first. There is no true beauty in anything that menaces health. 

The athletic field is as pretty as one could wish, with its beautiful, fresh 
green grass, and whether it be used for a garden or a basket-ball field cannot 
now mar the beauty of the view. As for the buttercups, there are millions 
left blooming brightly in the rest of the field. 


To be sure, the meadow is crossed by a board walk that we do not 
deny is ugly, but the objectionable "long trail of earth" will soon be covered 
with grass and daisies as lovely as those in the meadow itself. That the 
meadow is passable except in the worst weather is not a true statement, 
for a rain of one night makes a pond under the oaks wide and deep enough 
to render crossing the meadow a nuisance ; and in winter there is always 
enough ice under the oaks to make walking precarious. If the walk had 
been laid under these oaks, the fretting of the ice in winter, and the long- 
standing pond in spring, would soon have worked great havoc with it. The 
walk past Simpson is longer, and the average student prefers to take her 
strolls through Wellesley's beautiful grounds as she will, and not as the 
erratic swervings of a path require. 

The gash in the " little hill" was unsightly at first, but even in this short 
time it is fast losing its ill looks. The sides have been sloped prettily and 
grass sown, and by next spring the cut will look as natural as any of 
Nature's cuts. What a scar was made on Cottage Hill when those houses 
were erected ; but who calls the hill spoiled now ! Let us remember that 
we must wait a while for time to test the changes. At least let us discrimi- 
nate and think carefully before we arraign the good with the bad. Let us, 
as loyal alumna?, give our praise to the man who has brought so many good 
changes to Wellesley. 

Another Alumna. 

Are the alumnae interested in their Alma Mater? Apparently not, 
judging from a recent occurrence. Let me state my grounds for this con- 
clusion, which, startling as it may sound, I feel must yet be true. Early in 
the year circulars concerning the election of a new alumna member to the 
Board of Trustees were sent out to about nine hundred and fifty alumna?, 
and were met with a response from but four hundred ! Where are the other 
five hundred and fifty? What are they doing that they cannot take five 
minutes' time to address an envelope and enclose their vote? This spring 
nine hundred and fifty ballots, bearing the names of two candidates, were 
sent out, and it is fair to presume that the same number will vote as before. 
Are we so engrossed with our duties in life that we really cannot give an 


occasional thought to Wellesley, which we all used to love, and should love 
still, although we may have been long away from her? I trust that this 
article may appear in the May Magazine, and that it may appeal to the 
above referred to five hundred and fifty alumna'. 

A. S., '93. 
[Editor's Note. — A. S., '93, desired that this article appear in the June number, if too 
late for May.] 

With regard to the Free Press article signed by " '97 " in last month's 
Magazine on the subject of our social life at college, it seems to us that the 
writer's opinion is largely a true one, and that she has spoken in a very fair 
and impartial manner, which ought not to offend or antagonize any of us in 
the least. As "'97" recognizes, it is but natural and right that the bonds 
of a society should draw its members more closely together, by reason not 
only of their common work and sympathies, but of the stronger friendship 
that naturally follows their more intimate associations. But it certainly is 
true that members of societies are oftentimes a little more exclusive than 
these facts would seem to warrant. In some few cases — let us hope that they 
are rare indeed — it is lamentably true that a girl is judged, and her acquaint- 
ance cultivated, according to whether or no she wears a society pin, or some 
particular design of a society pin. But it is so easy to fall into careless, sel- 
fish habits in our busy college world, when in the little time we have lor 
recreation or social pleasures we are almost certain to meet only those 
nearest friends with whom we are chiefly thrown, and to go outside of our 
own immediate circle of acquaintance to meet other girls half strange to us, 
means often real effort and self-denial. It is here that the writer differs 
from " '97." The remedy for " the lack of democratic spirit" among us is 
not " before we add another organization to our lists to make a few changes 
for the better in those we have already," but rather to organize one large, 
comprehensive club, open to all members of the College, which shall draw 
the girls together by its bonds of common interest as the society does its 
members. To such an organization as the Radcliffe " Idler," open to all 
who are willing to pay the small yearly dues necessary to pay the expense 
of its entertainments, no possible objection of " exclusiveness " or " untres- 
passable bounds" could be made; and it would do much, not only to dis- 


courage cliques and foster a more truly democratic spirit among us, but to 
furnish to Wellesley girls some of the recreation and entertainment of 
which they so often feel the need. 

Society Member. 

[Editor's Note. — This article was received before the Barn Swallows were organized, 
but it was thought well to publish it, notwithstanding. It is tberefore inserted, with apologies 
to the writer.] 


The question has recently been asked me, "Can a girl go through 
Wellesley comfortably on five hundred dollars a year?" 

Students who are anxious to enter are debating whether they can afford 
to try it with only this amount to depend upon. The young girl who asks 
this question will have her clothes and traveling expenses outside this sum, 
but wishes to make five hundred dollars cover her board, tuition, books, 
stationery, heavy laundry, class dues and pin, missionary and other sub- 
scriptions. She wants to be able to enter into the general life of the College, 
and not to feel shut out from the good times. 

When we hear that the class boat costs into the hundreds of dollars, cap 
and gown more than ten dollars, class dues and social spreads and entertain- 
ments in proportion, it makes the girl who has to count not only her dollars, 
but her pennies, wonder if Wellesley is the place for her. 

There must be many students who now, at the end of the year, can 
answer this question of expense. 

It will be a help to many would-be Wellesley girls of the best kind if it 
can be frankly and fully discussed iu the columns of the Magazine. 

C. H. C, '84. 


The Laughter of a Stoic, by Cornelia Atwood Pratt. New York, 
Macmillan & Co. Cloth, $1.25. 

This little story has a particular interest for college girls. The heroine, 
who in fact is the book, is a very modern young woman, fresh with her 
bachelor's degree, and possessing a notable amount of the optimism and of 
that certain zest in living which may be said to characterize college girls as 


a class, and the author shows distinct evidence of a similar character. The 
theme of the book is Arria's change of standpoint in viewing life ; a change 
from the belief that pleasure is to be found in agreeably chancing circum- 
stances, to where, in the end, "she saw, as she had never seen before, the 
verity of the axiom that life is a struggle. ... To accept life as it seems 
to be, to take the destiny thrust upon us, is to cease to live. . . . O kind, 
brave, friendly world ! It is good to fight. The breath of life is sweeter 
on our lips, existence is more serious, even more noble, when we see that 
it is warfare. We may war under false colors, but it is essential that we 

This central figure is so clever a study on the face of it, that it is to be 
hoped that it may help to furnish reassurance to those who fear the swamp 
ing of a girl's femininity by mental development. Arria, turning to study 
for the doctor's degree, is yet far from refusing recognition to all things out- 
side the intellectual life. " ' I think it must require a very wise, strong per- 
son to love and be loved as it should be done,' thought the girl dejectedly — 
' somebody wiser than I, at least. I am too stupid for anything but 
scholarship. It is far better that I should go back to it.'" 

The other characters are sketched far less carefully and vividly than 
Arria, and serve only, like the slight incident, as a background for her 
development. The book is entertainingly written, although one could wish 
Arria had not said that Kirke had a "nice soul," and that objects had not 
been "glimpsed," and faces "envisaged." Nevertheless, it must take place 
as a clever sketch of a very distinct type of modern girl. 

The Golden Age, by Kenneth Grahame. Chicago, Stone & Kimball. 
Cloth, $1.00. 

It is some time since such delightful little sketches of recent publication 
have come in our way as these in the pretty volume that Stone & Kimball 
have provided. There is the true childhood spirit in them, the romance and 
mystery of things usual, the absurdity of mischief and the delight of frolic, 
told with a tenderness and sympathy which yet do not take in the least from 
the humor. The children are charming without losing a grain of their 
thorough childishness. They run away with the neighbor's boat, terrify 
the house with alarm of burglars, or scrub a squirrel cage with a toothbrush, 


necessitating that a brother's be borrowed for the rest of the year, just as 
healthy and ingenious boys are likely to do. Yet they do these things with 
such frankness and good fellowship, in such a sweet, fresh atmosphere of 
English lanes and meadows, and it is all told with such a light chai-m of 
style, that they have your heart before you know it. Whoever wishes a 
little volume for light summer reading that is a pleasure to the eye that 
cares for tasteful binding and typography, and brings a whiff of sunshiny 
meadow-scented air to the mind, will do well to look at this. 


Three of the convenient little pamphlets of the Student's Series of 
Latin Classics come from Leach, Shewed & Sanborn, Boston and New 
York : The Adelphoe of Terence, with notes and stage directions by Prof. 
William L. Cowles, of Amherst; Fifty Selections from Valerius Maximus, 
with notes and introduction by Charles Sydney Smith, A.M., of the College 
of New Jersey ; and Selections from the Letters of the Younger Pliny, 
edited by Prof. Samuel Ball Platner, of the Western Reserve University. 

Two volumes of the Students' Series of English Classics come from the 
same publishers (linen, 35 cents) : Tennyson's Princess, with notes and 
introduction by Henry W. Boynton, M.A., of Phillips Academy, Andover ; 
an interesting and valuable letter of Tennyson to Mr. S. E. Dawson, author 
of a monograph upon "The Princess," and some facts about Cambridge 
University and its colleges that shed much light upon English university 
life, are appended. Longfellow's Evangeline, with introduction and notes by 
Mary Harriott Norris. 

Les Miserables, abridged and edited by Professor Sumichrast, of Har- 
vard. Boston, Ginn & Co. Cloth, $1.00. This abridgment gives the 
story of Jean Valjean within the limits of a classroom text of three hundred 
pages. The unity is preserved by brief summaries of the excisions. 

Le Paten, by Francois Coppee, with introduction and notes by Professor 
Sumichrast. Boston, Ginn & Co. Paper. 

Macaulafs Essay on Milton, edited by H. A. Smith, Instructor in 
Yale College. Boston, Ginn & Co. Paper. 



At the Zeta Alpha reunion on Monday, June 22, the following honorary 
members were present : Anna Brown Lindsey, '83 ; Florence E. Soule, Grace 
Andrews, '89 ; Martha Conant, Mary Barrows, '90; Marian Perrin, Charlotte 
Sibley, Elizabeth Hoyt, Elizabeth Blakeslee Tracy, Myrtilla Avery, Amy 
Mothershead, '91 ; Clara Burt, Gertrude Smith, Kate Ward, Belle Morgan, 
Janet Davidson, '92 ; Gertrude Bigelow, Lydia Pennington, '93 ; Gertrude 
Angell, Julia Buffington, '94 ; Mary Field, Helen Dennis, Winifred Augs- 
bury, Elizabeth Peale, Kate Nelson, Edith Jones, Grace Addeman, '95; 
Eliza Craig, Flora Luther, Cora Stewart, Mary Hazard. 

May 23, regular meeting of the Shakespeare Society. In place of usual 
programme Miss Bates lectured to the Society on Shakespeare and Browning. 

At the installation meeting of the Shakespeare Society the following 
officers for the coining year were installed : President, Florence McMahon 
Painter, '97 ; Vice President, Geneva Crumb, '97 ; Recording Secretary, Helen 
Capron, '98 ; Corresponding Secretary, Florence Bennett, '97 ; Treasurer, 
Louise Loomis, '97 ; Keeper of the Wardrobe, Maude Almy, '98. 

On Monday morning, June 22, the Shakespeare Society gave a breakfast 
to its alumna? members. Among the alumnae present were Miss Bigelow, 
Miss Conant, Miss Orton, Miss Ward well, '91, Miss Bailey, '91, Miss 
McDonald, Mrs. George, Mrs. Prince, Miss Lincoln, '93, Miss Hamlin, '93, 
Miss Lucas, '93, Misses Harriet Blake and Helen Stahr, of '94, Misses 
Christie Brooks, Alice Hunt, Grace Miller, Gertrude Wilson, Helen Kelsey, 
and Mabel Wellman, of '95. Mrs. Hume, Miss Freeman, Miss Kendrick, 
Miss Tufts, Mrs. Plimpton, and Miss Palen ; Miss Knox, and Miss Hodgkins 
were also present. 

The Phi Sigma Society held a regular programme meeting in Society 
Hall, Saturday evening, May 1(5. The following programme was given : — 


I. Early Attempts at Practical Reform . Clara Shaw. 

II. Shelley's Conception of Liberty . . Minnie Coolidge. 

III. Music Martha Dalzell. 

IV. Shelley's Conception of Man . . Theresa Huntington. 
Miss Curtis, '90, and Miss Stanwood, '94, were present. 



A programme meeting of Society Phi Sigma was held Saturday evening, 
May 30, in Society Hall. The programme was as follows : — 


I. Word Pictures in Prometheus Unbound 
II. Appreciations 

To a Skylark . 

The Cloud 

Ode to the West Wind 

III. Music 

IV. Shelley's Lyric Art . 

Mabel Eddy. 

Elizabeth Hiscox. 

May Serviss. 

Sarah Doyle. 

Josephine Batchelder. 

May Pitkin. 

Mabel Davis, '90, Esther Bailey, '91, Bertha Longley, '94, and Grace 
Curtis, Special, were present at the meeting. 

The Phi Sigma Society gave a breakfast to its returning members in 
Society Hall, on Monday morning, June 22, at ten o'clock. The following 
alumna? members of the Society were present : Miss Bates, Miss Montague, 
Alice Clement, Grace Eastman, Geraldine Longley, Frances Lance, Martha 
Goddard, Helen Eager, Josephine Simrall, Bertha Longley, Marion Mitchell, 
Ethel Stanwood, May Cannon, Mabel Davison, May Pitkin, Elizabeth Stark. 
Mrs. Adaline Emerson Thompson, '80, Mrs. Harriet Scoville Devan, '83, 
Mrs. Mary Putnam Hart, Special, Effie Banta, Esther Bailey, '91, and Mary 
Hill, '93, visited the College during Commencement Week. 

A meeting of Society Zeta Alpha was held May 23. The following pro- 
gramme was presented : — 

The Social Problem as treated by 

I. Tolstoi Agnes Caldwell. 

II. Tom-gen ieff ..... Adah Hasbrook. 

III. Dostoievsky .... Martha Shackford. 

A meeting of Society Zeta Alpha was held June 13. The following 
officers were installed : Elizabeth Evans, president ; Edith Howland, vice 
president ; Rebekah Blanchard, recording secretary ; Helen Gordon, cor- 
responding secretary ; Katharine Wetmore, treasurer ; Frances Hoyt and 
Margaret Wheeler, marshals. The following members were initiated into the 
Society: Eleanor Caveney, Louise Wetmore, '97, Agnes Bacon, '97. The 


alumnse members present were Mary Barrows, '90, Mrs. Lindsey, '91, Ellen 
Wall, '91, Com Stewart, Marion Wilcox, '93, Lydia Pennington, '93, Edith 
Jones, '95, Elizabeth Peale, '95, Gertrude Smith, '95. A Society Reunion 
was held at 4 o'clock June 22. Miss Hefferan, '9(5, acted as toastmistress. 
The Society was glad to welcome back many of its old members. The 
following were present: Grace Andrews, '89, Mary Barrows, '90, Martha 
Conant, '90, Myrtilla Avery, '91, Mrs. Alfred L. Lindsey, '91, Mrs. Tracy, 
'91, Elizabeth Hoyt, '91, Amy Mothershead, '91, Marion Perrin, '91, Char- 
lotte Sibley, '91, Cora Stewart, Ellen Wall, '91, Clara Burt, '92, Janet 
Davidson, '92, Kate Ward, '92, Gertrude Bigelow, '93, Mary Hazard, '93, 
Lydia Pennington, '93, Gertrude Angell, '94, Julia Buffington, '94, Marion 
Canfield, '94, Grace Addeman, '95, Winifred Augsbury, '95, Helen Dennis, 
'95, Mary Field, '95, Cornelia Huntington, '95, Edith Jones, '95, Kate Nel- 
son, '95, Elizabeth Peale, '95, Gertrude Smith, '95, Eliza Craig, '97, Pearl 
Underwood, Special. May 22, Mr. Nathan Haskell Dole spoke to the Society 
on " Russian Literature." 

The Agora held its monthly meeting in Elocution Hall, Saturday even- 
ing, May 1(5. 

The following programme was presented : — 

a. Impromptu Speeches. 

1. Probable Outcome of the Eleventh Na- 

tional Nominating Convention of the 

Republican Party .... Mary Cross. 

2. Present Status of the Cuban Rebellion. Eleanor Brooks. 

b. The Tariff. 

1. History of the Tariff to 1860 . . Ruth Goodwin. 

2. History of the Tariff since 1860 . . Carrie Davis. 

3. Debate : Resolved, That the Tariff on 

Imports should be Levied for Revenue 

Only Mary Haskell. 

Frances Rousmaniere. 
Miss Laughlin, '94, was present at the meeting. 

At the meeting of the Agora, held in Elocution Hall, June 10, Mabel 
Wall, '97, was received into the society. 


After the initiation the following officers for the coming year were in- 
stalled : Fiances Rousruaniere, president; Caroline Davis, vice-president; 
Mary Cross, corresponding secretary; Louise Hutcheson, recording secre- 
tary; Elizabeth Seelman, treasurer; Miriam Hathaway, Mary North, Helen 
Pettee, executive committee ; Mary Capen, sergeant-at-arms. 

On Monday morning, June 22, the Agora gave a breakfast to its 
alumnae members. Among the alumna? present were Mrs. Schaper, '93, 
Carrie Mann, '93, Agnes Damon, '93, Gail Laughlin, '94, Florence Tobey, 
'94, Clara Benson, '95, Martha Waterman, '95, Arline Smith, '95, Sarah 
Weed, '95, Mary Prior, '95, Helen Bisbee, '95, Stella Osgood, '94, Edith 
Rhodes, '96. Mary Leavens, '97, came out later in the day. 

The regular meeting of the Society Tau Zeta Epsilon was held on Sat- 
urday evening, May 2. The programme was as follows : — 

Melrose, Abbotsford (paper) . . . Miss Barker. 
Readings from " The Abbott " . . . Miss Morrow. 
Readings from "The Lay of the Last Min- 
strel " Miss Barker. 

Scotch Songs ...... Miss Morrow. 

The Society of Tau Zeta Epsilon held its regular meeting on Saturday 
evening, May 23. The subject considered was Edinburgh and Stirling : 
Their Places in English Art,— Maud Durrell, Elfie Graft*. 

A meeting of the society was also held on Saturday evening, June 6. 
The following programme was presented : — 

The Lake Country as a setting for the Work of 

a. Scott ....... Margaret Weed. 

b. Burns ....... Mary Lunt. 

Loch Katrine and Loch Lomond in Poetry 

and Art ...... . Grace M.Dennison. 

On Friday, June 19, the following officers for the coming year were in- 
stalled : Margaret Starr, '97, president ; Warrene Piper, '97, vice president ; 
Augusta Fordham, '98, recording secretary; Katherine Holmes, '97, cor- 
responding secretary; Louise Barker, '98, treasurer; Amy Boutelle, '97, 
and Margaret Weed, '98, keepers. 


On Monday morning, June 22, a breakfast was given for the alumnae 
in Tau Zeta Epsilon Hall. The Society was glad to welcome back many of 
its old members. 

The regular meeting of the Classical Society was held April 18. The 
programme was as follows : — 


a. Symposium. 

Latest News from Classic Lands. 
Roman City Homes. 
Rome at Night. 

b. I. Discussion. 

The Wealthy Classes .... Irene Kahn. 
The City Poor .... Doctor Webster. 

II. The General Opinion at Rome of City 

Life ...... Estelle Roberts. 

On the evening of May 23 the Classical Society invited a few of its 
friends to its open meeting in Stone Hall parlor. The subject was Roman 
Villa Life. The programme was as follows : — 

a. Symposium. 

Latest News from Classic Lands. 

Some Roman Authors in their Country Homes. 

Cicero ...... Marcia H. Smith. 

Virgil M. Edith Ames. 

Horace ...... Julia D. Randall. 

b. A Typical Roman Villa . . . Harriet W. Carter. 
What the Romans Thought of Coun- 
try Life ..... Mary E. Pierce. 

Two Country Lyrics. 

Catullus's " Peninsularium Sirmio" . Florence Hastings. 
Horace's "Video ut Alta" . . Annie C. Barnard. 


On Saturday, May 2, Professor Marsh, of Harvard, lectured in the 
chapel. His subject was "The Present and Future of Poetry." 


On Sunday, May 3, President Hyde, of Bowdoin, preached in the 
chapel. On the evening of the same day Miss D. E. Emerson spoke on the 
work done among - the poor whites of the South. 

On Monday afternoon, May 4, the French department gave a presenta- 
tion of "Madame Patural," in the gymnasium. On the same evening the 
Beacon Quartette, of Boston, gave a concert in the chapel. 

Friday, May 8, the Faculty were entertained in the Chemistry Build- 
ing by Miss Roberts, Miss Woolley and Miss Wiggin. The hostesses pre- 
sented a local adaptation of Maeterlinck's "Seven Princesses." Some of the 
students report the function as very entertaining. 

On Saturday, May 9, Dr. Henderson lectured in the Current Topic 
course on Bismarck. 

Sunday, May 10, the usual church service was conducted by Dr. 
Thomas, of Lynn, Mass. 

Monday, May 11, Mr. Leland T. Powers gave a reading of "Lord 
Cholmondeley," more familiarly known as Lord Chumley. 

Tuesday, May 12, Mr. Ward, of the Boston Herald, visited the Col- 
lege in a business capacity. The outcome of the visit appeared in a recent 
Sunday edition of the Herald in the form of an imaginative sketch of 
Wellesley. The same day President Walker, of the Institute of Technology, 
lectured before the history department on "The Rise of American Nation- 
ality. " In the evening of this busy day Professor Dolbear, of Tufts, 
lectured in the chemistry lecture room on " Ether and Matter." 

On Wednesday, May 13, a musicale was given at Fiske by Professor 
Hill and Mr. Wulf Fries. 

At the Thursday evening prayer meeting Mr. Dwight L. Moody spoke. 

On Sunday, May 17, Dr. Theodore L. Cuyler, of Brooklyn, preached 
at the usual hour. 

On Monday, May 18, Zeta Alpha entertained her friends in Society 


Hall and Elocution Hall. In the evening the Beethoven Society gave a 
concert in the chapel. 

On Thursday evening, May 21, the Christian Association held its 
annual meeting for election of officers. The officers chosen were : Presi- 
dent, Miss Cora N. Crosby ; First Vice President, Mary Hamblet ; Second 
Vice President and Chairman Missionary Committee, Dr. Cooley ; Third Vice 
President, Ruth Goodwin ; Fourth Vice President, Mary North ; Correspond- 
ing Secretary, Mary Finlay ; Recording Secretary, Frances Rousmaniere ; 
Treasurer, Helen Davis ; Chairman Reception Committee, Edith Ladd ; Devo- 
tional Committee, Miss Chandler; Indian Committee, Eunice Smith ; Village 
Committee, Miss Woolley. 

On Friday evening, May 22, Zeta Alpha and her invited guests heard 
Mr. Nathan Haskell Dole speak on "Russian Literature." 

On Saturday, May 23, Mr. E. P. Dutton, of Brookline, lectured in the 
Current Topic course on "The Duty of the College Woman to Primary 
Education." In the evening the Classical Society held its annual open 

On Sunday, May 24, Rev. Rush Rhees, of the Newton Theological 
Seminary, preached. In the evening Miss Bertha Hazard, of Boston, spoke 
about the College Settlement, in the chapel. She answered very conclu- 
sively the ordinary objections to the work. 

On Monday, May 25, Tau Zeta Epsilon gave a dance to her Mends in 
the gymnasium. 

On Tuesday evening, May 26, the Class of '97 elected as its senior 
president, Mary W. Dewson. 

On Friday evening, May 29, came the spring concert of the Glee and 
Mandolin Clubs. The concert was good, as it always is, and was highly 

On Saturday, May 30, the senior play was given before a large and en- 
thusiastic audience. This occasion was the christening of the old barn, our 
new playhouse. The play was "The Love Chase," by Sheridan Knowles. 



The parts were all excellently supported, and as a whole the play was 

thoroughly well given. The cast was as 

Sir William Fondlove 




Lash (Servant) 

Widow Green 


Lydia . 

follows : — 

Agnes Caldwell. 

PMith Butler. 

. Clara Willis. 

Frances Pullen. 

Belinda Bogardus. 

Elva Young. 

Charlotte Burnett. 

Mary Montgomery. 

On Sunday, May 31, Rev. Mr. Twombly, of Newton, preached. 

On Monday, June 1, the juniors gave a dance to the sophornores in the 
barn. At first the floor offered certain difficulties to the enjoyment of the 
affair, but much dancing made a smooth floor, it seemed, or at least im- 
proved it 
annual concert 

In the evening the students of the School of Music gave their 

On Saturday, June 6, President Irvine addressed the seniors who 
intend to teach. Her words were inspiring and helpful. 

On Sunday, June 7, Dr. Mackenzie conducted the last communion 
service of the year. 

On Tuesday, June 9, the examinations began. 

The project of a Social Club, which has been under way for some time, 
has now come to fulfillment. Its constitution, after passing the Academic 
Council, was adopted by a mass meeting of the students. The new organ- 
ization is to be known as the Barn Swallows. It will hold its meetings in 
the barn till the weather becomes too cold ; then, as the barn is not heated, 
the Swallows will seek shelter in the somewhat cramped confines of the 
gymnasium. We have great hopes of the influence of our club. We believe 
that a year will show marked signs of its social effects in the College. At a 
meeting held Friday, June 12, the following officers were elected for 1896- 
97 : President, Mary E. Haskell, '97 ; Vice President, Edna V. Patterson, 



'98 ; Secretary, Maude E. McClary, '99 ; Treasurer, Ethelwyn Grenell, '98 ; 
Custodian, Rachel S. Hoge, '98. 

On Sunday, June 14, Rev. Mr. Rousmaniere, of New Bedford, con- 
ducted the chapel service. 

On Monday, June 15, the Shakespeare Society gave a presentation of 
Twelfth Night. Plans were laid to give the play on the banks of Longfel- 
low, but these were frustrated by the disagreeable weather. The pro- 
gramme was given in the barn. By the kindness of the Shakespeare So- 
ciety a large proportion of the College was present. The Mandolin Club 
acted as orchestra. All the details were in good dramatic form, from the cur- 
tain that rolled up smoothly to the realistic shrub and rustic seats of the 
garden scenery. The following were the dramatis persona' : — 



Antonio . 



Sir Toby Belch 

Sir Andrew Aguecheek 







Priest, attendants, sailor, officer 

Constance Emerson. 

. Flora A. Skinner. 

Helen M. Capron. 

Elizabeth Macmillan. 

Louise Macdowcll. 

Elizabeth Snyder. 

Edna Patterson. 

Geneva Crumb. 

Elizabeth Higgins. 

Mary Malone. 

. Elizabeth Adams. 

Virginia Sherwood. 

Cornelia Park. 

All the parts were well taken. Sebastian and Viola were both pictur- 
esque. Malvolio, the steward, was charmingly self-conscious, important, and 
absurd. Sir Toby Belch and Sir Andrew Aguecheek were both very real 
and laughable. These last two parts were hard to sustain, and did credit to 
the actors. The whole presentation was appreciative and graceful, and met 
with the enthusiasm it merited. 



Ninety-six was as fortunate as senior classes usually have been in hav- 
ing tine weather for Tree Day. The sun shone brightly all through the day. 
The campus was fresh and green. Even the class trees looked unwontedly 
vigorous and flourishing, especially the spruce of '80, which during the night 
before had put forth cones of brilliant red. About two o'clock in the after- 
noon the classes began to make their appearance upon the green before Col- 
lege Hall. The alumnpe first presented themselves in cap and gown, with 
hoods of their class colors. The juniors came up the driveway, representing 
the return of Proserpine. Their president at the head was clad in the pale 
green robes of the goddess, and behind her followed the members of the 
class in the guise of snowdrops, daffodils, columbines, violets, apple blos- 
soms, and other spring flowers. The sophomores appeared from around the 
corner of the building clothed as ideal domestic girls, and heralding the abo- 
lition of domestic work. The freshmen from another corner came dressed 
as children in short-waisted gowns with long, full, brightly colored skirts, and 
carrying their toys with them. Einally in solemn procession came the sen- 
iors in cap and gown. Their president gave a short address of welcome, 
and then announced that the guests would be conducted to another part of 
the grounds where the senior ceremonies would be held. 

In a farther corner of the campus, under the trees, a structure of ever- 
green had been reared, and to the rows of seats and the bank in front of it 
the company was led. The " Masque of Ninety-six " was then presented. 


Ninety-six . . . . . . S. Virginia Sherwood. 

Guardian Spirit of Ninety-six . . Elizabeth Starbuck Adams. 

Alma Mater ...... Elva Hulburd Young. 

Spirit of Knowledge . . . Joanna Stoddard Parker. 

Spirit of Aspiration . . . . Emily Hunter Brown. 

Spirit of Mirth .... Augusta Hunt Blanchard. 

Porter (Examinations) .... Belinda Bogardus. 

College Chorus and Spirits of Friendship, Hope, and Happiness ; World 
Chorus and Spirits of Love, Service, Ambition, and Pleasure. 


Ninety-six in her red gown looked through the evergreen gate of the 
" College Beautiful," iind was attracted by the white blossoms within. She 
was deterred from entering at first by the allurements of the World Spirits, 
who danced and sang before her, but finally through the influence of her 
Guardian Spirit was led to knock at the gate. After presenting a number 
of papers to the Porter, whose red tape might well have daunted her, she 
was admitted, and was ushered to the presence of Alma Mater. Alma Mater 
welcomed Ninety-six and gave her to the charge of Knowledge, hidden 
behind a misty veil. Knowledge, however, by long admonitions, wearied 
her, whereupon the Guardian Spirit brought in cheery Mirth, who encouraged 
her and gave her over to Hope, Happiness, and Friendship. Aspiration 
now, with gentle words, led her back to Knowledge, whom, drawing back 
the veil, she revealed as Truth. Ninety-six was then led through the 
garden back to Alma Mater, who gave her cap and gown, and sent her forth 
with the College Spirits into the world. 

This picturesque allegory of the seniors being concluded, the assembly 
was led by round-about ways to seats in another part of the campus around 
a slender horse-chestnut, — the freshman tree. The usual freshman exercises 
then followed : the freshman oration, by Jessie E. Wagner, '99 ; the presenta- 
tion of the time-honored spade, by Edna V. Patterson, '98 ; the reception of 
the spade, by Clara W. Brown, '99 ; and the singing of the freshman song. 
The freshman class colors, green and white, their motto, " Steadfast," and 
their flower, narcissus, were announced. Then came the freshman dance. 
At first in little groups, then in great rings and long winding lines, their gay 
figures went dancing and whirling over the campus to the music of violins, 
playing their class song. The last run across the grass, with the bright 
draperies fluttering and blowing and the streamers flying, was as pretty a 
thing as even Tree Day has often seen. Finally the seniors departed to 
supper at Norumbega, and the others to dance in the gymnasium. 

Just after dark the juniors, with odd white bundles under their arms, 
assembled in front of Mr. Crawford's house, and fifteen minutes later an im- 
posing procession of taper-bearing ghosts disappeared into the west woods. 
There, under a starlit sky, with ceremonies supposed to be known to juniors 
only, Ninety-seven's forensics were . 

The senior serenade later in the evening to each of the college buildings, 
fittingly closed the day. 



The Class of '96 is to be congratulated upon one of the most successful 
Floats which Wellesley has yet beheld. The crowd was well handled. The 
ceremonies went off smoothly, without a jar. Several pleasant innovations 
were introduced into the evening's programme. 

The weather was all that could be wished, — clear and still, with a bright 
moon. By six o'clock, the time of the close of the collation in College Hall, 
the broad verandas of the boathouse and the whole lake shore at the head of 
the boathouse cove were closely filled with students and guests. The Ger- 
mania Band of Boston was stationed near the water, and played at intervals 
throughout the evening. Quite promptly at half past six the crews were 
seen putting out from the boathouse, welcomed, of course, by hearty and 
uproarious cheers from the shore. This cheering, however, was better 
managed than it usually has been, since each college class had been given 
beforehand a certain section of the bank along the lake to occupy. Con- 
sequently shouts for '96 came mainly from one particular corner, for '97 
from another corner, and there was less tumultuous and indiscriminate yell- 
ing than there has been for some years. 

The crews displayed themselves in turn, all looking well, and doing some 
good rowing. The sophomores were especially fresh, clad in their new dark- 
blue sweaters adorned with '98 in white figures. Somewhat after seven o'clock 
the customary star was formed for singing. The electric light was turned 
full on the cluster of boats, so that it stood out clearly in the midst of the 
gathering dusk. At the same time gay paper lanterns were lighted among 
the trees along the shore. Rockets and many-colored fireworks were sent 
up from the opposite bank. The programme of songs upon the water was 
rather short, but the singing vigorous and good. The crew sang, " Lake 
of Gray," " Where, Oh, Where," and other standard favorites which were re- 
ceived with applause. "To Alma Mater" closed the list, and the star of boats 
broke up. Then came various boating maneuvers and exhibitions of skill, and 
finally appeared the "'varsity crew," made up of girls selected from the 
different class crews. By half past nine the festivities were over. Long 
lines of dark figures crossed the campus for the station. Troops of light- 
gowned students betook themselves to their respective dwellings. The 
Float of '96 was finished. May '97's be as good ! 




The Class of '96 held its class supper at Woodland Park Hotel, Auburn- 
dale, on Thursday evening, June 18. The class history was given by Miss 
Lucy Mott and Miss Anna Witherle. Miss Joanna Parker presided as toast- 
mistress. The following toasts were responded to : — 

" The Era of the Reformation " . . . Eva Loudon. 

" Great changes and new manners have occurred, 
And blest reforms." 

" Our President" Sarah Hadley. 

" Naught is denied her: mind alert, intent; 
Eyes that look deep into the heart of things; 
A skillful hand to shape; a firm will bent 
On purposes that have not petty ends." 

"The Facultie" Mary Woodin. 

" They that do teach young babes 
Do it with gentle means and easy tasks." 

" At Wellesley " Cora Stoddard. 

" A book! Oh, rare one! " 

"Resignation" ...... Annie Tuell. 

"There comes 
Forever something between us and what 
We deem our happiness." 

"OurAinSels" Charlotte Burnett. 

" Hard was their lodging, homely was their food; 
Their only luxury was doing good." 

" Other Arrangements " .... Cornelia Park. 

"Alma Mater" Elva Young. 

" But you, O, you, 
So perfect and so peerless are created, 
Of every creature best! " 

The festivities of the evening came to an end with the prophecy, given by 
Miss Evangeline Kendall and Miss Isabella Fiske. 




On Saturday evening, June 20, Mrs. Irvine received the seniors and their 
guests in Stone Hall parlor. Miss Stratton received with the President. The 
weather was close and sultry, but clear ; and after the reception many groups 
of alurnnte and guests wandered about the grounds in the dusk and sang our 
favorite Wellesley songs. 


Sunday, June 21, was very warm, but fair. Guests and relatives began 
early to fill the chapel. Dr. Henry J. Vandyke, of New York City, was the 
preacher for the day. He wore his Geneva gown and his doctor's hood with 
the Princeton orange and black. Dr. Vandyke took as his text, " Freely ye 
have received, freely give." Christianity, he said, taught not equality, but 
fraternity. We, as educated people, have advantages over others less 
fortunate. But our blessing becomes a curse unless it is used for others. 
We are sacredly bound to use our trained lives for the life of the world. The 
preacher appealed to his audience as fellow-warriors for the right in the life 
battle. Nothing too strong can be said of the vigorous, uplifting, and in- 
spiring tone of this Baccalaureate sermon. 

The special vesper service in the evening was given by the Beethoven 

Society, under Professor Hill's direction. Miss Marie T. Nichols, violinist, 

and Miss Alice Clement, soprano, assisted. The progi^amme was as follows : — 


Prelude. Roraanza in F (Violin and Organ) 
Chorus. "When Evening's Twilight' 1 .... 
Reading of the Scriptures. 
Duet and Chorus. " I waited for the Lord " 

Soprano Solo. "Alleluia" 

miss battison. 
Hymn. "I'm a Pilgrim; I'm a Stranger" 
Violin and Organ. " Vision de Jeanne d' Arc" 

Duet. " By Babylon's Waters" 

Soprano Solo. "Fear not ye, O Israel" 

miss clement. 
Duet and Chorus. "Sweet the Angelus is Ringing" 

Chorus. " The Lost Chord " 

Chorus. " Protect us through the coming night" 
Organ Postlude. "Thanks be to Cod'' ("Elijah"') 

Prof. Junius W. Hill, Organist and Director. 











Monday, June 22. In the afternoon the Glee Club gave their annual 
concert on the banks of Longfellow. The guests and students crowded the 
north side of the banks, and the little group of the singers stood on the slope 
opposite. The selections were given by request, and were as follows : — 

1. (a) College Beautiful. 
(b) Model College Girl. 

2. (a) Spinn ! Spinn ! 
(6) Absence. 

Warble by Miss Baker. 

3. (a) Lullaby. 

(b) Swanee River. 

Solo by Miss Hoj't. 

4. («) Proposed. 
(6) In Wellesley. 

Words by Miss Hefferan, '96. 
Solo by Miss Scott. 

5. (a) 'Neath the Oaks of our Old Wellesley. 
(6) Medley. 

After the concert many of the guests and alumna 1 were entertained at 
supper on Norumbega lawn. The regular Commencement concert in the 
chapel was given later in the evening by the Germania Orchestra, of Boston. 
The programme was decidedly popular, and very happily selected. It was 
as follows : — 

Overture, "Turandot" Lachner. 

Serenade, "Enfantine" Bournand. 

Concert Waltz, " Wiener Bon Bon " » . Strauss. 

Two Movements, from Suite " Ancien" Vieuxtemps. 

(k) Air. 

(h) Gavotte. 

Selections from u Aida " Verdi. 

Cavatina Bolnn. 

Ballet Music, from " Coppelia " Delibes. 

Slavonian Dance Dvorak. 

Concert Mazurka, " Nachtschatten " Strauss. 

Grand March, from " La Keine de Saba" Gounod. 



Juxe 23 was an ideal Commencement Day, with a high-mountain clear- 
ness in the air and a fresh breeze blowing. The exercises began at three 
o'clock with an organ prelude by Professor Hill, — Spohr's Adagio Concer- 
tante. The responsive reading in Latin of the Fifteenth Psalm followed, 
and prayer was offered by Dr. Mackenzie, of the Board of Trustees. The 
Beethoven Society then sang Hawley's " Spring Song." 

The Commencement address was given by Prof. Albert Bushnell Hart, 
of Harvard. His subject was "The True American." It was a broadly 
practical address, without special collegiate flavor, pointing out the well- 
lived, everyday life as the life of the true patriot. 

After the address the Beethoven Society sang Strauss's " Wooing of 
the Rose." President Irvine then conferred the degrees. There were seven 
Master's decrees and one hundred and seventeen Bachelor's degrees. After 
another chorus by the Beethoven Society the benediction was pronounced, 
and to the music of an organ postlude the procession of trustees, guests, 
officers, and alumna? then passed out of the chapel. 

The Commencement Dinner was served in the dining room, immediately 
after the exercises in the chapel. Mrs. Irvine presided, and after the din- 
ner greeted the guests in the name of the College. She then introduced 
Dr. Mackenzie, who spoke for the Board of Trustees. In the course of 
his speech he rehearsed the progress of the College. Professor Hart spoke 
next, representing the guests from other colleges. He attributed to Welles- 
ley the possession in a high degree of " university spirit," the spirit of spon- 
taneous, scholarly work with an instructor, not under a master. Mrs. Adaline 
Thompson, an alumna trustee, now re-elected, spoke for the alumna' in a bright 
and graceful address. Miss McKee, president of Western College, Oxford, 
Ohio, spoke as a student, alumna, and college president. She pledged the 
loyalty of her Class of '86 to the College, and claimed that the new and the 
old Wellesley are the same. Miss Calkins, of the Faculty, spoke in their 
name, and enumei-ated some of the pleasures and advantages of faculty life. 
Between the speeches the Glee Club sang, giving at the end " 'Neath the 
Oaks of Our Old Wellesley." As the company passed out of the dining 
room the whole assembly broke spontaneously into the Wellesley cheer. 


The guests and students spread at once all over the campus. As twilight 
came on colored lamps were lighted among the trees, and many groups of 
light-gowned students and outside friends made the scene unusually pictu- 
resque. The reception by the Faculty began at eight o'clock, and filled 
College Hall with gay crowds. 

Afterwards, for the last time, '96 went serenading all over the campus. 
The moonlight made even familiar Wellesley look strange and new. The 
same old songs sounded richer and sweeter than ever before. At last, long 
after midnight, the mellow notes of " 'Neath the Oaks " rose and died away 
again. Commencement Day was over. 


The Chicago Wellesley Club met May 23 in the Le Moyne Building. 
Miss Marion Talbot, of the University of Chicago, spoke of the Growth of 
Higher Education for Women, dwelling on the Wellesley of the past and of 
the present. Mrs. Adaline Emerson Thompson spoke for a few minutes as 
Alumnae Trustee. Mrs. Helen Campbell Jewett, '84, acted as chairman of 
the meeting. 

The Northfield Wellesley Club met at the Revell, Northfield Seminary, 
Saturday afternoon, May 30. The meeting was informal and social in char- 
acter. Eighteen members and guests were present, among whom were Miss 
Annie S. Montague, 79, of Wellesley, and Miss Amelia Hall, '84, of the 
Walnut Hill School. 

The Wellesley Alumnae Chapter of the C. S. A. met Commencement 
morning at 9.30, the second vice elector, Mrs. Adaline Emerson Thompson, 
'80, presiding. Miss Juliet Wall, '91, acted as secretary in the absence of 
Miss Curtis. Miss Helena S. Dudley, of Denison House, made the address. 
The work of the chapter is shown in the increase of subscriptions, — '93- 
94, $417 ; '94-95, $628 ; '95-96 (to June 10), $812.50,— as well as in great 
increase in interest in, and knowledge of, settlements amongst the alumnae. 

Miss Catherine Burrowes, '87, is visiting Miss Caroline L. Williamson, 


May 22, Miss Caroline L. Williamson, '89, served afternoon tea and 
told the Chicago members of the Wellesley Alumna? Chapter of the C. S. A., 
and told them of the recent changes in the three .settlements of the Asso- 

The annual meeting of the Alumna? Association was held Wednesday 
morning, June 24. The minutes were read and approved, and the usual 
business followed. The treasurer reported a balance in the treasury, but 
urged strongly that the members of the Association be more careful in 
paying their subscriptions, in order to increase largely the amount. The 
committee on registry reported the publication of an annual register, which 
had been mailed to all the alumnae. Those who had not paid for it were re- 
quested to do so at once. The finance committee reported on the Shafer 
Memorial Fund, and recommended the establishment of a Helen A. Shafer 
Memorial Fellowship for graduate study. This recommendation was 
adopted, and a committee appointed for the work. It was proposed that 
the constitution be amended to request an annual subscription instead of a 
triennial subscription of one dollar. The committee on alumnae trustees re- 
ported the re-election of Mrs. Adaline Emerson Thompson, '80, and that she 
would take her seat at the next meeting of the trustees. Mrs. Thompson 
moved that in case of a vacancy in the number of alumna! trustees a new 
election should be made. This motion was carried. It was urged that great 
care be taken to preserve the beauties of the college grounds and buildings. 

It was decided to form a publication list of the alumna?, containing the 
names of those who, by paying twenty-five cents annually, should receive 
all official publications of the College. Miss Helen Kelsey, '95, was elected 
alumna? editor of the Wellesley Magazine. The Association voted to 
concur with the undergraduates in their action reducing the size of the 
college pin. The election of officers for 1896-97 resulted as follows: 
President, Mrs. Mary Bean Jones, '89 ; Vice President, Mrs. Edith White 
Norton, '93; Corresponding Secretary, Margaret Wrenn Banes, '91 ; Treas- 
urer, Miss Anna Palen, '88. 

Prof. Elizabeth Denio sailed with a party for Europe, June 29. Miss 
Emma Fitz, '75-80, Miss Gertrude Carter, '96, Miss Frances Carpenter, '97, 
are in the party. Address for the summer, care Brown, Shipley & Co., 


Founder's Court, London, Eng. Miss Denio expects to spend two years in 
study at German universities. 

Alice Edwards Emerson, of Ithaca, N. Y., a former teacher at Welles- 
ley, visited the College the last of May. 

Miss Clementine C. Bacheler, '80, was engaged to give a course of lec- 
tures at Chautauqua this summer, June 29 to July 3, on Indian and Per- 
sian poetiy. 

The new address for Dr. Marion Marsh, '80, is 223 East Ferry Street, 
Buffalo, N. Y. 

Mrs. Sarah Woodman Paul, '81, after her long term of most able and 
devoted service as College Secretary, and her year of study and travel 
abroad, has accepted the Principalship of Kent Place Preparatory School, in 
Summit, New Jersey. Miss Annie Woodman, '89, will be associated with 
her in the school. 

Mrs. Harriet Beecher Scoville Devan, '83, has purchased Miss Aiken's 
Girls' School, Stamford, Conn. Miss Jessie Van Vliet, '85, will teach in 
this school next year. 

Miss Charlotte Conant, '84, and Miss Martha Conant, '90, are planning 
a delightful trip to the Yellowstone this summer. They go by way of the 
Lakes, and expect to spend two weeks at Mackinac before returning to 

Miss Helen J. Sanborn, '84, has served again during the past winter as 
chairman of the Literature Committee of the Somerville Heptorean Club, 
and as president of the Somerville Hillside Club. 

The Class of '86 held its tenth anniversary at the College during Com- 
mencement time. 

Mrs. May Sleeper Ruggles, Mus. '86, and Miss Flora Smeallie, '87, 
sang in the chapel Commencement evening. 

Miss Ada G. Wing, '8Q, received the M.A. degree from Brown Uni- 
versity this June. 


The engagement of Miss Flora Smeallie to Mr. Frank Ward, of Bing- 
hamton, N. Y., is announced. 

Miss Harriet Winfield, '87, took the M.A. degree at Columbia Uni- 
versity this month. 

Miss Harriet Constantiue, '89, will spend the summer traveling in Eng- 
land, Scotland, Holland, and Belgium. Address for the summer, care 
Thomas Meadows & Co., 35 Milk Street, London, Eng. 

Miss Caroline Fletcher, '89, returns to Wellesley next year as instruc- 
tor in the Latin department. 

Miss Eleanor Gamble, '89, has just been appointed to the Fellowship of 
Philosophy at Cornell. 

Miss Katharine Lane sailed for Europe June 27. 

Miss Alice Libbey, '89, is to teach at Northfield next year. 

Miss Ethel Paton, '89, and Miss Martha Conant, '90, are to teach at St. 
Margaret's, Waterbury, Conn., next year. 

Miss Isabelle Stone, '89, took her B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Uni- 
versity of Chicago this June. Miss Harriet Stone, '88, took her B.S. 

Mrs. Jessie Cable Morse, Mus. '89, will spend the summer at Mackinac 
Island, Michigan. 

Miss Sadie McXary, '90, is to teach at Vassar next year. 


With all the rest, '91 is back again at the College Beautiful, again 
'neath the oaks, again on dimpled Waban, again gathered around the lusty 
little birch. We have been in the wide, wide world for five years, — five 
years of sunshine and storm, of smiles and tears, — and who would guess it ! 
We dreamed it was a dream, as we sat around the tables in the boathouse 
Monday night, and we played we were freshmen again, with our '88 seniors 
for ideals ; or sophomores breaking up '92 class meetings with showers of 
Pillsbury's Best and the clangorous tones of the many-tongued alarm-clock ; 
or juniors at our Prom, with our thousands of twinkling lanterns striving in 
vain to eclipse the witching light of the moon ; or seniors in our silken gowns 


and new-found dignity. And all the time we were dreaming and playing, 
we were earnestly ministering to the wants of our material alumna' bodies. 
In the midst of our tortoni and black coffee, Myrtilla Avery, the toast- 
mistress, arose and introduced the speakers of the afternoon. Alice Clement 
brought us "Letters from Abroad," — a beautiful message, throbbing with 
devotion to Ninety-one and loyalty to Alma Mater from Bertha Palmer, 
leagues across the sea ; a bundle of love from Bertha Lebus, leagues across 
the continent ; a rapturous hug from Theo Kyle ; and words of hearty greet- 
ing from Emogene Hazeltine, Sally Roberts, and Marion Parker Perrin. 
Elizabeth Blakeslee Tracy was called upon next to respond to the toast, 
" The Class Boy," and he was there, beautiful baby boy, silver porringer and 
all. She urged upon us the beauty and wealth of a loved and loving heart, 
and told us all to marry — just as if! "^Esthetic Cultivation at Wellesley 
To-day," was responded to by Marion W. Perrin. She suggested that the 
walk through the daisy field, which has torn so many hearts, might be turned 
into a very beautiful wooded avenue if each class would plant either side of 
it a dozen or more tine trees. In her own dainty way, EfEe Banta discussed 
the " Wellesley Short Stories," or, rather, was down on the toast rack for 
*hat discussion, but she broadened her subject into a general survey of the 
atmosphere of the short story. Secretly, we believe she hadn't read the 
Wellesley volumes, but she spoke wisely and well. Mary Elizabeth Ward- 
well, under "'91 Particularities," told us all about our teachers, graduate 
students, housekeepers, engagees, brides, and babies ; then, in exquisite 
words, she spoke of the life and death of our Mariana Blood. 

It wasn't so much what we said that made the afternoon so happy, it 
was the way we felt. The little quotation at the bottom of the menu card 
expressed it just right : " Nobody ever told me that it is only w r hat cannot be 
said that makes life worth while." With a hearty cheer for the committee, 
Alice Clement, Juliet Wall, and Minnie Morss, for Alma Mater, and for us, 
with a song from Alice and a two-step all around, we said good-by until '98. 

M. VY. P. 

Miss Myrtilla Avery, '91, and Miss Nan Pond, '93, received the degree 
B.L.S., at the New York State Library School, in June, '96. 

Miss Laura Batt, Miss Rachel Hartwell, and Miss Theo Kyle, all of 


'91, sailed for Europe, June 20. The engagement of Miss Theo Kyle to 
Mr. Chace of Boston, is announced. 

Miss Cora Perrine, '91, visited the College the first week in June. 

Miss Ellen Ware Fiske, '92, tendered a luncheon, June 22, to the 
members of her class who were at Wellesley. Those present were Clara 
Burt, Janet Davidson, Martha Goddard, Maude R. Keller, Frances Lance, 
Geraldine Longley, Elizabeth Mayse, Isabel Morgan, Ella Penniman. 

Miss Agnes S. Holbrook, '92, holds an appointment as assistant in 
English at Leland Stanford, Junior, University. Miss Holbrook's courses are 
in Homer, Vergil, and Dante, studied from translations. 

Professor Mall and Mrs. Mabel Glover Mall, '92, have sailed for 
London, where they were to meet Miss Ethel Glover, '90. The party plan 
to spend July and August on the Continent, returning in time for Dr. Mall 
to resume his work at Johns Hopkins, and Miss Glover to resume work at 
Chicago University. 

The engagement of Miss Elizabeth Mayse, '92, to Mr. Jesse Eastman 
Christy, of Chicago, is announced. 

Mrs. Ruth Strong Raven, '92, will spend the month of August in 

Miss Anna Winegar and Miss Florence Myrick, '92, plan to spend the 
summer together in Venice. 

Miss Kate Morgan Ward, '92, spent several days in Wellesley before 

Miss Gertrude Bigelow, '93, sailed for Liverpool, June 29, and will 
spend the summer in travel. 

Miss Marion Bradbury, '93, has recovei'ed from a four months' illness. 

Miss Antoinette Bigelow, '93, will spend the summer in England and 

There has been a reunion of the Class of '93 at the College. No 
report has come to the Magazine. 


Miss Julia Reid, '93, is traveling with her mother on the Continent. 

Miss Lemer, '93, expects on her return from Europe to go to Denver, 
Col., as a teacher at Wolfe Hall, an Episcopal Church School. 

Miss Josephine Simrall will spend July at Pigeon Cove, with Miss 
Marion Mitchell, '94. 

Miss Grace Dewey has been seriously ill in Gambier, Ohio, where 
she has been teaching in Harcourt Seminary. 

Mrs. Edith White Norton, '93, is visiting at the summer home of her 
husband's family in Ashfield, Mass. 

Miss Harriet Chapman, '93, was graduated from the Cleveland Medical 
School last winter, and is now traveling in Europe. She will spend the 
autumn and winter in Germany, studying to prepare herself further for her 
life work. 

Miss Lila Foster, '93, has been studying French and music in a Catholic 

Miss Julia Greene, '93, has been studying medicine at the Boston Uni- 
versity, where she is to take a three years' course. 

Miss Mary Barker, '93, has opened a school in Pittsfield, Mass., which 
promises to be a success and has already ten scholars. 

Miss Alice Maria Kneen is the second member of the Class of '93 to 
win the Master of Art's degree. Miss Mary McPherson, now Mrs. Schaper, 
was the first to gain that coveted honor. 

Miss Louise Brown, '93, has been teaching in the Albany Preparatory 
School, and is spending the summer in the Adirondacks. 

Miss Florence Hoopes and Miss Elinor Ruddle, both of '93, spent some 
weeks of May and June in Boston, and visited Miss Maude R. Keller, '92, 
for a few days in Wellesley. 

Miss Alice Hamlin, '93, Ph.D., Cornell, '96, goes to Mount Holyoke 
next year. 


Miss May Lemer and Miss Elizabeth White, '93, travel in Europe 
during the summer. 

Miss Marion Mitchell, '93, has recovered from a serious illness. 

Mrs. Mary McPherson Schaper, '93, has been spending the past year at 
Michigan University. On June 25 she and Dr. Schaper sailed for Germany 
for the summer vacation. Mrs. Schaper will make her home in one of the 
Boston suburbs. 

Miss Lydia O. Pennington, '93, was in Wellesley the greater part of 

The engagement is announced of Katharine May Winton, '93, to Dr. 
Gilbert D. Murray. 

Miss Isabel Campbell, '94, has recently visited her classmates, Julia 
Buffington and Grace Coombs, and the College, the first week of June. 

Miss Catherine Collins, '94, has been spending the spring in Colorado 

Miss Alice W. Kellogg, '94, sailed for London, June 6, where she spent 
two weeks before going on to South Africa. 

Miss Gail Laughlin, '94, will soon go to Ithaca, N. Y., to study law in 
Cornell University. 

Miss Helen Foss, '94, spent a week in June at the Philadelphia Settle- 
ment, in the absence of the assistant head worker, looking after the house- 
keeping, the coffee-house accounts, etc. She has also been helping with the 
summer excursions. 

Miss May Douglas Newcomb, '94, is to teach in Miss Rice's Collegiate 
School next year. 

Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, Mrs. J. Ellen Foster, President National 
Women's Republican League, Miss Gail Laughlin, '94, author of a prize 
essay on the Tariff, President Francis A. Walker, of the Institute of Tech- 
nology, Hon. Albert Clarke, Secretary of the Home Market Club, and Rev. 
A. A. Berle, were the speakers at the annual ladies' night of the Chicka- 
tawbut Club, on Wednesday evening, April 29, at Young's Hotel. As Lucy 


Stone remarked, when a guest of this club a few years ago, the presence and 
speech of women as honored guests of a political club mark an era in the 
progress of the movement for women's enfranchisement. 

Miss Maud Thompson, '94, has left Boston for her father's home in 
New York. 

Miss Mabel Keller, Mus. '94, has been traveling in Mexico for the past 
month. She visited Miss Edna Johnson, '87-89, in Saltillo, Mex., and Miss 
Annette M. Bartlett, '94-95, in the city of Mexico. She will return to her 
home in Wellesley after visiting El Paso, Denver, Colorado Springs and 
Pike's Peak. 

June 4, 1896. 
Whereas, our Father in Heaven has called to himself our well-loved 
classmate and faithful friend, Caroline AVhiteley Jacobus, be it 

Resolved: That we, the Class of '95, hereby express the grief we feel 
for our loss, and oft'er our heartfelt sympathy to her mother, her kindred, 
and her friends in their sorrow. 

Resolved: That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the Welleslei' 
Magazine for publication. 


Elizabeth H. Peale. 
E. Christy Brooks. 
Edith L. R. Jones. 

Miss Louise Taylor, '96, has an appointment in the Natural History 
work at Woods Holl. 

The following is a list of the alumnae who were back to Tree Day : 
Annie S. Montague, '79 ; Charlotte F. Roberts, Mrs. Helen Womersley Nor- 
cross, '80 ; Mary C. Walker, '83 ; Florence Bigelow, Charlotte Conant, 
Amelia A. Hall, Helen J. Sanborn, Ellen A. Vinton, '84; Alice M. Allen, 
Eliza H. Kendrick, Mary C. Wiggin, '85 ; Helen A. Merrill, Ellen F. Pendle- 
ton, Ada G. Wing, '86 ; Charlotte Keith Averill, Clara M. Keefe, Edith A. 
True, Alice Vant George, '87; Elizabeth Abbe, Mary L. Bean, Mary R. 
Gilman, Mary L. Sawyer, '88 ; Caroline Fletcher, Katharine J. Lane, Ethel 
Paton, '89 ; Alice C. Baldwin, Mary Barrows, Anne Burgess, Jane Free- 


man, Charlotte Greenbank, Josephine Holley, Bessie C. Kingsley, Anna M. 
Linseolt, '90 ; Alice Clement, Grace Cummings, Lizzie Lee Jones, Minnie 
M. Morss, Ellen Juliet Wall, '91 ; Blanche Clay, Florence Converse, Maude 
Keller, Frances Lance, Eva Warfield, May Webber, '92; Helen M. Eager, 
Florence Hoopes, Maria Kneen, Mary Lamed, Edna Pressey, Emmeline 
Bennett, Gertrude Coolidge, Elinor Ruddle, Alice Reed, Alice Jones Shedd 
with class baby, Ida E. Woods, '93 ; Grace Albee, Harriet Blake, Ruby 
Bi'idgeman, Adeline L. Bonney, Isabel Campbell, Grace Coombs, Florence 
W. Davis, Mary W. Holmes, Gail Laughlin, Caroline Peck, Lillian Quinby, 
Roxana Vivian, '94; Florence M. Barnefield, Edith Boardman, Jenny S. 
Briggs, E. Christy Brooks, Sarah Capps, Lillian F. Curtis, Mary Chapin 
Bowen, Grace M. Denison, Frances E. Hildreth, Alice Hunt, Cornelia Hun- 
tington, Edith L. R. Jones, Helen Kelsey, Mabel Lees, Kate Nelson, Eliza- 
beth Peale, Ethel Rogers, Elizabeth Stark, Mabel Wellman, May Belle Wil- 
lis, Edith Sawyer, Mus. '95. 

The regular meeting of the College Settlements Association was held in 
New York, May 2, 1896. The following officers were elected : Miss Susan 
Walker, Bryn Mawr, President ; Miss Vida D. Scudder, Smith, Vice Presi- 
dent ; Miss Caroline L. Williamson, Wellesley, Secretary ; Miss Cornelia 
Warren, Treasurer; Miss Laura J. Wylie, Vassal - , Fifth Member. 

Miss Scudder spent June (5-19 at the Settlement. 

Misses Wetmore and Hunger sang for the Thursday evening party, 
June 18. 

Miss Keller, '92, entertained her literature class at the Wellesley Float. 
Misses Blake, Ward well, and Wall, '91, of the Settlement, also attended 
the Float. 

Miss Evangeline Hathaway, '90, spent the first week in June at the 
Settlement. Miss Hathaway has taken a position as teacher in one of the 
Boston schools for next year, and hopes to be connected through club work 
at least with Denison House. 

Miss Ella Bray, '90, who is teaching at Weymouth, has been a resident 
since the middle of May. Miss Bray has been able to give two evenings a 
week to a class of Russian girls, studying arithmetic and English. 


Miss Belle Sherwin, '90, Misses Cummings, Perrine, and Ward well, 
'91, and Miss Pennington, '93, have been guests of Miss Wall at different 
times this spring. 

The closing meetings of the classes have been occasions of considerable 
interest to those in any way Connected with the Settlement. On May 1G 
formal closing exercises of the classes in Travel, Literature, English, were 
held. Summaries of the year's work were given by Misses Scudder, Dudley, 
and the various teachers in charge. Certificates of regular attendance were 
awarded thirty-six members. Music, reading, and refreshments completed 
the evening's programme. Sixty people, including friends, residents, and 
students, were present. 

The open meeting of the Denison Debating Club, in charge of Miss 
Wall, was held May 20. Fifteen boys of the ages fourteen, fifteen, and six- 
teen compose this club, and have for their object the discussion of questions 
of civic and general purport. The subject for consideration at the open 
meeting was the City Ownership of the Street Railways. Recitations, 
music, reading, and short addresses by Miss Dudle} 1 " and others, followed 
the debate. 

Picnics and outings have been planned for the various clubs during the 
spring. Memorial Day sixty children were invited to Newton Centre by 
the Young People's Society of the Unitarian Church, of which Miss Clement, 
'91, is an active member. 

The Fortnightly Club, chaperoned by Misses Bartlett and Wall, were 
entertained at Brookline one Friday evening recently, and at Wellesley, 
May 30. 

The annual Wellesley picnic for Denison House Club Children, was 
held on the College grounds June 26. Miss Dennison, of Freeman Cottage, 
had charge of the lunch. 

The Flower work for the summer will be carried on as during past 
years, and without the interruption, it is hoped, necessary to other phases of 
Settlement work due to repairs which are to be made in August. It is 
earnestly desired that college girls living in Boston or vicinity will volunteer 
services for this special work. 


95 Rivington Street, New York. 
Every Saturday there is an emigration from Rivington Street to the 
parks and suburbs. The children thoroughly enjoy these excursions ; but 
they are looking forward to even more glorious times during their two weeks 
in the country. The Settlement is to have a new summer home this year. 
Miss Billings, Treasurer of the New York Settlement, has provided and 
largely furnished a house on a farm at Mount Ivy, New York. The first 
party is to go up on July 6. Residents are wanted in August; can't you 
go? Miss Helen Foss, '94, stopped at the New York Settlement on her 
way home from Wellesley. 

Burbank-Arnold. — June 25, 1896, Miss Alice Arnold, '91, to Colonel 
Burbank, of Fort Plain, New York. 

Hearnixg-Hartwell. — In Xenia, Ohio, Feb. 11, 1896, Miss Lucy 
Hartwell, '93, to Mr. John Harris Hearning. At home, in Eveleth, Minn. 

Schaper-McPherson. — June 17, 1896, Miss Mary McPherson, '93, to 
Dr. Alfred Schaper of the Harvard Medical School. 

Spooxer-Maix.— June 11, 1896, Miss Susie Main, Sp., '92-93, to 
Mr. Charles P. Spooner. 

Stevexkox-Hardix. — In Washington, D. C, on June 2, Miss Julia I. 
Stevenson, Sp., '93, to Rev. Martin D. Hardin, of Danville, Kentucky. 


March 26, 1896, at Ticonderoga, N. Y., a son to Mrs. Frances Stewart 
De Mott. 


At Waldoboro, Me., March 31, 1896, Miss Lizzie Austin, '81. 

May 30, 1895, Mrs. J. K. Hayward, mother of Emmeline Place 
Hayward, '90. 



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